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.
Recently a journalist from Ogden’s Newspaper, Standard Examiner, retired and has become a volunteer at the Union Station. His name is Charles Trentleman and used to have a column called the Wasatch Rambler. Trentleman is a great friend of the museum and has begun a blog linked to the Union Station Website. Many of his entries pertain to the railroad museum and our 223 project in particular. You can read his blog here.
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: Maynard Morris 801-544-0653
Secretary/Newsletter Editor: Lee Witten 801-476-1209
Director: Richard Carroll 801-392-3276
Director: Doug Clark 801-540-5145
Director: Maurice Greeson 801-776-5712
Membership: Go to the national website www.rlhs.org for information on membership.