EXHIBITIONS

RIDING IN STYLE | PERMANENT EXHIBITION

An exhibit highlighting the evolution of passenger train travel and the African American railroad service workers who settled in Ogden and built a vibrant community.  This exhibit was created in partnership with the Community Advocates of Northern Utah and made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.

SPENCER S. ECCLES & DOLORES (Dore’) FOX RAIL CENTER | PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Experience the sheer immensity of the big locomotives up close outside in the Eccles Rail Center.  On display are a large variety of locomotives, switch engines, boxcars, cabooses and a staff favorite, the steam powered rotary snow plow. More.

WATTIS-DUMKE MODEL RAILROAD |PERMANENT EXHIBITION

A favorite with visitors showing scale model scenes of local topography have been painstakingly created to depict the local terrain. model trains zip through  significant regional features including the Sierra Nevada, the Lucin Trestle across the Great Salt Lake, Ogden Union Station with Historic 25th Street,Weber Canyon, and Dale Creek, Wyoming. More.

MAINTENANCE OF WAY CHILDREN’S AREA | PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Children delight in this newly renovated hands on exhibit designed especially with active children in mind. The exhibit includes artifacts rail workers used to build and maintain the railroad.

EVOLUTION OF FIREARMS IN MINIATURE | PERMANENT EXHIBITION

An innovative display of miniature guns depicting the development of firearms.

BROWNING, A HISTORY | PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Four generations of Browning’s are represented in this display. From Johnathan, the father, there is the “Harmonica” and a revolving cylinder rifle. John M.’s son, Val A., did much of the early work on the superposed shotgun. Bruce W., John M.’s grandson is an inventor and designer of some of the more recent Browning firearms. More.

BROWNING PROTOTYPES & PRODUCTIONS | PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

Celebrate the genius of John M. Browning, inventor of many sporting and military firearms. This exhibit feature displays original prototypes designed in Ogden, Utah by Browning and his brothers, along with models manufactured by Winchester, Remington, and Colt. The collection includes the BAR (Browning automatic rifle), mainstay of the US Army for 80 years.

GOLDEN AGES OF MOTORCARS | PERMANENT EXHIBITION

The automobiles on display are examples of the Golden Age of motorcar history. Vehicles range from a 1901 single cylinder Oldsmobile to a 1930 16 cylinder Cadillac. Running boards, huge fenders, oversize match lit headlights and rumble seats are reminders of an extravagant era.