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Harm Peery’s Newspaper file now available

I cannot believe how cool this is. For me, as a news reporter and as a historian, Harmon Peery has always been an object of both mystery and fascination. Mystery because he lived and worked so long ago. Fascination because he was such an amazingly larger than life personality. He was a scoundrel, a rogue, …

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Racism on the Rails? That era’s Zion Curtain

Union Station Red Caps. We all know that legally enforced apartheid — separation of the races — was common in the United States, including Utah, until the 60s, at least. OK, longer.  We still have racism today. Ask any black person. Ogden sees many remnants of this racism. Much of the city’s black population, in …

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Union Station Renovation Plan Open House

Everyone is invited to attend a special open house at the Union Station to view and comment on a potential renovation plan for the Union Station Campus. Thursday, February 5th 6:00pm-8:00pm Grand Lobby Union Station 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden

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TBT: What used to be, and what a crazy place this was

Throwback Thursday on Facebook is a time of old pictures, mostly, so here’s one from Ogden’s Union Station going back quite a ways. This one, showing our Grand Lobby, breaks my heart. Would you look at those chandeliers? Gorgeous things. A few of us thought this picture had been photoshopped, but no. This is an …

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Union Station gets benched in a good way

One of the many strongly graphic images in the film “Road to Perdition” is inside the Chicago train station. The young protagonist is sitting amid row after row after row of men reading newspapers. Cody Wright takes a well-earned break on the bench he just finished Such scenes probably happened often during the Depression. If …

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Remains of 1944 Train Wreck Rusting Away at GSL?

Remains of Dec. 31, 1944 train wreck? OK, right up front, I don’t know the answer to the question that headline poses. I need to find sources, check witnesses, documents, and so on. Do you know? Call me, please. Email summicron12000@yahoo.com. Having that out of the way, I got a call from Weber County Sheriff’s …

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“Wonderful Things” Found in Union Station Archive

Picture of Ogden’s 25th Street taken in 1901. A print hangs in Union Station.  This scanis from the original negative. When archeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb in Egypt in 1922 he was struck dumb with amazement. As he described it: “When Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, “Can …

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RR Schedules Reveal an Amazing Lost World

Lee Witten Lee Witten, Union Station’s archivist, had a friend in Seattle, Roy Thompson, who apparently collected railroad schedules. When Roy died his son, Rhude Thompson, who lives in Hawaii, got the job of clearing out his dad’s stuff. So Tuesday morning Lee opened up a box Rhude sent and poured out the most amazing …

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Big Boy 4014 Locomotive

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  Union Pacific’s 4014 Big Boy steam locomotive is heading home for restoration.  The Union Station Foundation is very honored that they will make an “out of the way” stop to visit her old stomping grounds in Ogden. On May 4th we will all be out back to greet her and her team at about …

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Tuning A ’26 Lincoln No Simple Matter

Union Station Volunteer Steve Sherwood

Back in the day I had a 1975 VW Rabbit. Real lemon. Among it’s many, many problems was a worn shaft in the distributor that made the rotor wobble as it spun. It would have cost a grundle of money to replace the shaft, money I didn’t have. So the thing wobbled, which meant the …

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