Although the Station no longer serves as a railway hub, it is the heart of Ogden and remains a gathering place for the community. The museums housed at the Station include the Utah State Railroad Museum, the Eccles Rail Center, the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, and the Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum. Gifts at the Station offers unique gift ideas and a variety of museum related items, books, prints, jewelry and souvenirs. Gallery at the Station is a for sale exhibit that features local and regional artists every month. The Myra Powell Gallery features traveling exhibits and the Stations permanent art collection. Union Station Research Library has an extensive collection of historic Ogden photographs and documents available to the public. Also housed inside the building are the Union Grill Restaurant, U.S Forest Service Public Lands Information Center, and Warren's Train Shop.
On March 8, 1869 Union Pacific came to Ogden on it's way to Promontory Summit to meet the Central Pacific, thus completing the transcontinental rail line. Four cities near this location, Corinne, Promontory, Uintah, and Ogden, competed with each other for the opportunity to house the train station that would be the junction for railroad travel in the Intermountain West. Promontory and Unitah lacked the necessary resources to house the Station. Corinne was a new, unknown city so the title of Junction City fell to Ogden. The first station was built in 1889 and served the community until 1923. The current building was dedicated in 1924 in the Spanish Colonial Revival style and is built on the footprint of the earlier building. In its hayday the city council boasted that "you can't go any where without coming to Ogden!"
Bus connections Edit
- Greyhound Lines intra-city busses
- 603 - Weber State University
- 613 - Weber Industrial Park
- 630 - Brigham City/ Ogden Commuter
- 680 - Pleasant View / Ogden Connector
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