Utah State Railroad Museum at Union Station
The Utah State Railroad Museum preserves and shares the history of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The museum is located inside historic Union Station, the third train station in Ogden which was constructed in 1924 after a fire destroyed the previous station. (Train stations were built at this location in 1869 and 1889). The museum includes original timbers used to construct the track, as well as static displays of locomotives and rolling stock from the past two centuries of rail transportation. The museum also includes a variety of exhibits that show the history of the region via the railroad and its ability to connect northern Utah to the national economy. There is also a research library within the museum that holds rare photographs and records related to the history of the railroad and Ogden. The museum one of four museums located at Ogden's Union Station, which is also home to a restaurant and two art galleries.
In addition to model trains and lots of indoor exhibits and interactive displays, the museum allows visitors to see locomotives, cabooses, and railcars up close.