The Golden Spike Chapter is part of the national organization Railway & Locomotive Historical Society. We generally meet every 4th Tuesday at the Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden, Utah. Besides our major project restoring the D&RGW #223, we work closely with the Ogden Union Station Foundation in their efforts to operate and maintain the Utah State Railroad Museum.
Next Chapter Meeting,
November 25, 7:00 p.m.
at the Union Station.
All are welcome.
Recent Update: 223 project current activities - Fabricating a new Steam Dome Shroud
Removing the Sand Dome for Restoration
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It is with deep sadness to announce the death of another member and former officer of our chapter as well as a major part of our 223 restoration crew. Richard Carroll died Thursday, March 6, 2014. Richard was born on May 5, 1932 in Ogden, Utah the son of Vernon J. and Mary Evertsen Carroll. He was educated in Ogden, graduating from St. Joseph’s Grade School in 1948 and Ogden High School in 1950. Richard graduated from Weber State College with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. He was a member of the Air Force during the Korean War and was active in the reserves. He also worked for a short time in the Southern Pacific back shops in Ogden. His skills with metal working was a valuable asset to the 223 project. His son Richard Jr. is also a member of the chapter and 223 crew member He currently works for the Park Service at the Golden Spike Historic Site. We will all miss Richard, his good humor, wit and expertise.
Richard, in the green sweatshirt and maroon cap, helping bend steel for the 223 water input structure.
The current major project of the GSR&LHS is the restoration of D&RGW #223
Work sessions are held every Saturday beginning around 9 a.m. Public and volunteer workers are welcome.
Join us on Saturday mornings by walking behind the Ogden Union Station to the north end of the building
to the restoration shop. Just come in and introduce yourself.
Restoring the 223 is a costly venture. So far we have been fortunate to have businesses and interested individuals who have donated funds and services towards our efforts. More is needed as we prepare to finish the tender with interior coating and exterior painting. A major expense will involve the rebuild of the locomotive. The donate button below is provided for anyone who wishes to contribute to the restoration of 223.
graphic by Joshua Bernhard 2011
Use the menu to the right for various aspects of this project
as well as information about the Golden Spike Chapter
and the Utah State Railroad Museum.
Chapter Officers for 2013 are:
President: Steve Jones 414-828-0166
Vice President: Lee Secrist 801-397-3943
Treas/Membership: Maurice Greeson
Secretary/Newsletter Editor: Lee Witten 801-476-1209
Director: Slim Jolley
Director: Position Open
Director: Position Open
Membership: Go to the national website www.rlhs.org for information on membership.