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Historic 'Big Boy' locomotive to make stop in Ogden

Dan Elliott, The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 7:23am

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.It's been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more efficient diesels, but now it's coming back to life. The Union Pacific...

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Train stoppage delays traffic in West Bountiful

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 17 2014 - 11:01am

WEST BOUNTIFUL -- It was no way to start a Monday.

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Thousands jam Ogden Model Railroad Festival

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 1 2014 - 7:53pm

OGDEN -- Imagining an event that could pack more people into Ogden's Union Station than the Hostlers Model Railroad Festival would be difficult.In its 26th year this weekend, organizers said the crowds were competing well with last year's record attendance. And they said people thronged to the event, often riding FrontRunner, especially from the...

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Layton hopes to renovate historic train station

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 28 2014 - 7:27pm

LAYTON -- City officials hope to finalize an agreement with a developer to renovate the historic train station on south Main Street.Staff with the city's community and economic development department put out a request for proposal for renovation of the station, located at 200 S. Main, from Dec. 9, 2013 to Jan. 10, 2014 and had one respondent,...

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600-ton Big Boy locomotive that worked out of Ogden to be restored

The Associated Press
Jan 27 2014 - 8:20am

POMONA, Calif. -- An enormous steam locomotive that has been entertaining train enthusiasts at a California museum for years began a trek of more than 1,200 miles on Sunday with the ultimate goal of putting the engine back on the nation's rails.

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War's end: WSU student revels in Ogden canteen's history with research

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 27 2014 - 6:54am

OGDEN -- One little brown hut.It's hard to believe such an unimposing structure -- long ago lost to time -- could play such a significant role in local history. But the Red Cross canteen, located outside the Union Station train depot in Ogden during World War II, would prove to be an important epicenter in the war effort here at home.

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Ogden rail preservation projects in race against time - and rust

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 12 2014 - 9:06am

OGDEN -- Imagine a shorter version of the Heber Creeper that would use restored vintage train cars to traverse a yet-to-be-determined loop launching from Union Station. During winter, the route could serve as a holiday "Polar Express," and in warmer weather, open-air train cars that formerly traveled to Saltair could now carry passengers who...

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Historic 'Big Boy' locomotive to make stop in Ogden

Dan Elliott, The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 7:23am

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.It's been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more efficient diesels, but now it's coming back to life. The Union Pacific...

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VIDEO: Woman hit by two trains in Woods Cross booked into jail

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 17 2013 - 4:48pm

FARMINGTON -- A 29-year-old woman who tried to evade police and was hit by two freight trains was booked and released from the Davis County Jail on Wednesday.

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VIDEO: Woman hit by two trains in Woods Cross booked into jail

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 17 2013 - 4:48pm

FARMINGTON -- A 29-year-old woman who tried to evade police and was hit by two freight trains was booked and released from the Davis County Jail on Wednesday.

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GALLERY: Railcars filled with automobiles derails in Ogden

Union Pacific workers assess the derailment of railcars in Ogden, Wednesday May 29, 2013. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Reynaldo Leal
May 29 2013 - 6:32pm

Five railcars filled with vehicles derailed in Ogdem, Wednesday May 29, 2013.

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GALLERY: 2nd annual National Train Day

Brian Nicholson
May 11 2013 - 4:25pm

2nd annual National Train Day on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Union Station Museum in Ogden.

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GALLERY: Hostler's Model Railroad Festival

Caleb Cherry, 8, watches model trains go by at Union Station in Ogden Saturday, March 2, 2013. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Reynaldo Leal
Mar 2 2013 - 6:30pm

Hostler's Model Railroad Festival at Union Station in Ogden Saturday, March 2, 2013.

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GALLERY: Union Pacific Steam Train 119 replica at Golden Spike National Historic Site on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.

Children watch as a replica of the Union Pacific steam train 119 pulls into the Golden Spike National Historic Site in Promontory on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner

Nicholas Draney, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 28 2011 - 2:00pm

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GALLERY: Union Pacific Steam Engine #844

People gather to watch Union Pacific's steam engine #844 roll into Union Station in Ogden Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. The engine came to Ogden as part of a Union Pacific tour to promote the company's historic role in developing the West.  (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)

Erin Hooley, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 26 2011 - 2:32pm

People gather to watch Union Pacific's steam engine #844 roll into Union Station in Ogden Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. The engine came to Ogden as part of a Union Pacific tour to promote the company's historic role in developing the West. (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)

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