Monday, May 16, 2011

National Train Day

National Train Day was May 7th, and this year is the first annual celebration of the holiday at the Utah State Railroad Museum (Ogden Union Station). The Golden Spike Chapter had a table, where we had memberships, 130th anniversary hats, and Gil Bennet prints of the 223 for sale. Union Pacific donated $1,000 to GSR&LHS, as well as the Union Station and the Promontory Chapter NRHS.

As part of the festivities, Union Pacific brought their Rio Grande heritage Unit (SD70ACe UP 1989) and Utah Central brought one of their brand new GP15 switchers. Lee Witten caught them coming in to the station:

In addition, Lee has provided a video of the actual event here:

Overall, the event was well recieved, and is planned again for next year.
You can see more pictures of the event at these places:

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