Ogden, Utah, has played an integral role in U.S. railroad history. Since 1874, the city has served as the long-standing junction between the Central Pacific (Southern Pacific) and Union Pacific railroads.
Union Pacific is proud to highlight Ogden’s rich legacy as part of the railroad’s 150th anniversary. The company's legendary Steam Locomotive No. 844 will roll into town Sept. 22, pulling its popular traveling museum, the Promontory.
Equipment will be on display between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue. A proclamation will be made at 1 p.m., recognizing Ogden's historic relationship with Union Pacific.
Steam Locomotive No. 844 was the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad. The Promontory includes several artifacts, including railroad construction tools and remnants from Union Pacific’s earliest days, as well as stereo cards from the railroad's one-of-a-kind collection. It also features a 65” touch screen highlighting many of the communities the car will be visiting in 2012.
Visitors will be able to see Union Pacific’s mini-train and a locomotive simulator, which gives an up-close look at how trains are operated. The public also will receive giveaways, such as paper engineer hats and pennants.