On May 10, 1869 two great railroads, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific met at Promontory Summit, Utah. A final railroad spike made of gold was driven to celebrate the first transcontinental railroad. Learn More Here.
Explore the individuals and ideas of Ogden's most well-known families, the Jonathan Browning Family. View one-of-a-kind artifacts from the "Harmonica" rifle, Browning Automatic Rifle, the Colt 1911 pistol, and more.
Experience the sheer immensity of the big locomotives up close outside in the Eccles Rail Center. On display are a large variety of locomotives, switch engines, boxcars, cabooses and a staff favorite, the steam powered rotary snow plow.
“Riding in Style,” explores the evolution of passenger train travel, with an emphasis on the African-American railroad service workers who settled in Ogden and built a community here. These were the porters, waiters, cooks and other railroad employees who helped make rail an elegant way to travel throughout the heart of the 20th century.