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RESTORATION PROJECTS

A non-profit 501(c)(3), the Union Station Foundation’s mission is to operate, preserve and restore the Ogden Union Station and it’s collections. Though the site and most of the collections are owned by the City of Ogden, preservation and restoration efforts are only possible with the financial and volunteer contributions of supporters. Contact information is provided with each project should you choose to help. Your generosity is appreciated and tax deductible.

223223 NARROW GAGE STEAM TRAIN RESTORATION

Project Status – In progress, volunteers wanted.

Begun in 1990 the volunteers working on the train meet on Saturdays mornings behind the station. In 1992 the Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society has taken on the effort of restoring, Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad steam READ MORE

 

 

DSC_1557DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN CABOOSE NO 01457

Project Status – In progress, volunteers wanted.

Also know as the Ginger Wallace Birthday Caboose. Rio Grande’s first 10 steel cabooses were built in 1941 by the road itself in its Burnham shops in Denver. These were the first 10 of a total fleet of 91 steel cupola cabooses (not counting the 25 modern wide  READ MORE

 

 

FOUNTAIN PLAZA  – ENGRAVE A PAVER

 Project Status – In progress, buy a paver today!

Have a paver engraved and installed in the Union Station Fountain Plaza, only $100. READ MORE

 

 

moonglow2MOONGLOW DOME CAR RESTORATION

Project Status – Not started, in need of funding.

The Moon Glow is probably the most historic piece of equipment in the collection. It is the last remaining car of the 4 car General Motors demonstration Train of Tomorrow built in the late 1940’s. The train toured the U.S. during 1947 stopping in Ogden in  READ MORE

 

 

Saltair-306SALT LAKE, GARFIELD and WESTERN RAILWAY “SALTAIRE”

Project Status – Not started, in need of funding.

Built by SLG&W in 1922. Four survive. Two were donated to the Sons of the Utah Pioneers and displayed at their museum in Corinne, Utah. In 1979 the collection was “sold” to the Timpomogos Preservation society, operator of the Heber Creeper at the time.  READ MORE

 

images-2Merci French Boxcar – Completed Winter 2014

 

 

 

 

 

images-1Fountain Plaza Renovation  –Completed Spring 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown-1Gold Spike Safe – Completed Winter 2011

Thanks to Wells Fargo……. the Gold Spike Safe exhibit opened in March 2011.

 

 

 

 

photoFountain Lights and Plumbing – Completed Summer 2010

New programable led lights energy efficient and plumbing

 

 

 

 

1312_Ogden_40Holiday Tree of Lights – Completed Winter 2010

A team effort by Union Station Foundation, Ogden City and The Historic 25th Street Association made it possible that  a new holiday tree on the Fountain Plaza lit up the night sky. December 2010

 

 

 

 

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Gallery 51

Gallery 51 – Completed Summer 2010

Completed in June 2010 Thanks to a grant from RAMP and the following individual contributions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

trainsEccles Rail Center –Completed Summer 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_3126RPO -Railroad Postal Car –Completed

 

 

 

 

 

Oden Train TraxButterfly Canopy –Completed Summer 2008

Grants from Save America’s Treasures and…… meant the only remaining canopy could be restored to previous glory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3f04a6bd-c06e-4af0-bcd7-87567380b34dRed Cross Hospital Car – Completed

 

 

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