The Golden Spike Chapter is part of the national organization Railway & Locomotive Historical Society. We generally meet every 3rd Saturday - see below for date, time and place. 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,
January 21, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
at Two Bit Street Cafe, 25th street across from Union Station.
All are welcome.
Current activities on the 223 project
The Ogden Standard Examiner published an article about the 223 project in their Sept. 10 edition which includes a video. Click here and view the video on YouTube.
To 223 Current Activities and our Facebook page to see the latest episode in our 223 restoration project. Two professional steal locomotive restorers from Colorado spent the day giving us a seminar in dismantling the running gear drive rods. We have entered a contest sponsored by WD40. The prize is $10,000. At some point there will be voting for the contestants. Go HERE to see our entry and when voting is opened up, we hope our friends will support us with their votes.
Information about the Utah State Railroad Museum collection can be found on the Weber State University Virtual Museum.
Subscribe to our new Golden Spike Chapter R&LHS Yahoo group. Click HERE
Check out our YouTube channel
Visit our FaceBook at Rio Grande 223
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: Joshua Bernhard
Membership: Go to the national website www.rlhs.org for information on membership.