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,
February 19, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
at Two Bit Street Cafe, 25th street across from Union Station.
All are welcome.
It was decided at our November meeting to change the dates for our January and February meetings. We will meet at NOON the third SATURDAY of each of those two months to avoid night meetings when the weather can be bad. Therefore, January meeting will be on January 15, 12:00 p.m. at the Two Bit Cafe on 25th street. February meeting will be the same time and place on February 19, 2016.
Some of the Saturday morning restoration crew have built a trailer for the museum speeder. It is hoped to some day give rides to museum visitors. Click here to see a short video.
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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.
A GoFundMe page has been established.
Click here to visit and perhaps make a donation!
Also you can donate using our PayPal account below
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: John Barrett
Director: Position Open
Membership: Go to the national website www.rlhs.org for information on membership.