Since 1991, the Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society has been working with the Utah State Railroad Museum to restore, repair and preserve our railroad heritage. From a World War II Army Hostpital Car to the Southern Paci... moreSince 1991, the Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society has been working with the Utah State Railroad Museum to restore, repair and preserve our railroad heritage. From a World War II Army Hostpital Car to the Southern Pacific's Ogden shop whistle, the Golden Spike Chapter has done it all. Our current project, and the one for which we are known, is D&RGW 223, the last narrow gauge Grant-built C-16 steam locomotive in existance. Our worksessions are held every Saturday morning at 9:30 in the Trainmen's Building, 25th & Wall Avenue, Ogden, Utah, accessible from the Transit Center to the north or from the platform to the south. less
Josh Bernhard: The Golden Spike Chapter will be at the National Train Day celebration on May 7th at the Ogden Union Station. For safety reasons, we won't be doing any restoration, but our shop will be open.
Golden Spike NHS is cruncing to get ready for the May 1st opening day...lots of brass needs polishing!
My wife just paid a visit to my trainroom / home office. "You'll never get a layout built in here... you've got junk all over piled up on it. What you have is a 48" high shelf for your junk!"
I told her, "Keep that up and when I do get track laid, I won't let you play with any of my trains."
"That'll never happen," she said, "You don't even have room for a 36" circle."
Sunday....a day to work on my modules! After the Hostlers Show last weekend, several of my Echo modules received some damage, so I'm looking at it today to see what I've got to do to repair it. Westbound mainline trackage on the East end of the yard got ripped up for about a foot, two hand-laid code 40 turnouts in the Park City yard were completely destroyed. I was planning on re-laying them anyway, so that's not a big deal...it just ups my schedule for doing it! The only thing I don't like about portable layouts is the inevitable damage they get when being moved. Ah well...showing them finally this year was worth it!
Good day all. Just checking in to see wha's new before the slave driver drags me outside and puts me to work in her flower garden pond.