Located on the north end of Barstow,
There are a couple of museums here, the Route 66 Mother Road Museum, the West American Railroad Museum and also the Barstow Harvey House.
The large building to the west of the current station here is known as the Locomotive Shop. The building originally opened June 2, 1924. as part of a $1,500,000 renovation of the Denver and Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) railroad shops at Fifth West (now 600 West) and Third South. The new shops included locomotive shop, a roundhouse, a wood car shop, a steel car shop, and a storehouse. Heavy maintenance and engine servicing occurred in the Locomotive Shop, while routine servicing took place at the other shops. The site operated as a railroad maintenance facility until the late 1950s. As of 2015, the Locomotive Shop and the site are being used by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) for a new bus maintenance facility. UTA was able to preserve the Locomotive Shop, although several other buildings on the site had to be demolished to make room for the new bus facility.
Art Project: “Traveling Stones and Other Vagabonds” by Norie Sato
As western settlement increased, the need for an overland railroad was voiced by various groups, including Utah pioneers who petitioned Congress, March 1852. The Enabling Act of 1862 authorized construction. First rails were laid by Central Pacific in Sacramento, California October 26, 1863; by Union Pacific near Omaha, Nebraska July 10, 1865. Strong and determined men hewed the iron road to complete a gigantic task that ended with driving of the Golden Spike at Promotory, Utah May 10, 1869. In lieu of cash settlement on his contract, Brigham Young accepted as partial payment from Union Pacific $600,000 in iron and rolling stock, with which Utah Central Railroad was built, Ogden to Salt Lake City, and dedicated Jan. 10, 1870.
While this station did not appear on the scene until 1909, the southern terminus of the line branching down from Ogden was in this immediate vicinity.
Union Station in Salt Lake City served as the terminus for several local railroads. These enterprises were eventually gobbled up by the Union Pacific Railroad.
The location of Union Station was dictated by several factors. The branch line coming from Ogden had to thread its way between the Wasatch Mountains on the east and the Great Salt Lake to the west. Moreover, the railroad had to be near its customers. For passengers, this meant as close to downtown as possible without ruffling any feathers. And the closer the railroad located to its industrial/commercial users, the less track they would have to lay in sidings, etc.
While trains still travel to and from Salt Lake City, this station no longer services the railroad passengers. The Depot is now the anchor for The Gateway shopping mall and attracts hundreds of people through its doors every day.
Out front you can see the Transcontinental Railroad Historic Marker.
Promontory in Box Elder County, Utah, United States is an area of high ground 32 miles west of Brigham City, Utah and 66 miles northwest of Salt Lake City. Rising to an elevation of 4,902 feet above sea level, it lies to the north of the Promontory Mountains and the Great Salt Lake. It is notable as the location of Promontory Summit, where the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States was officially completed on May 10, 1869.
By the summer of 1868, the Central Pacific had completed the first rail route through the Sierra Nevada mountains, and was now moving down towards the Interior Plains and the Union Pacific’s line. More than 4,000 workers, of whom two thirds were Chinese, had lain more than 100 miles of track at altitudes above 7,000 feet. In May 1869, the railheads of the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads finally met at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. A specially-chosen Chinese and Irish crew had taken only 12 hours to lay the final 10 miles of track in time for the ceremony.
Bicentennial Park in Sandy is one of the City’s full service parks, it contain 3 tennis courts, 2 softball fields, a playground, 11 picnic tables and a lighted indoor/outdoor pavilion. The park covers over 6.5 acres and is adjacent to the City’s Parks & Recreation headquarters at (440 East 8680 South).
The Sandy-Alta Railroad D.U.P. Marker is in this park as well.
Sagers, Utah or Sagers Station is a railroad siding in the desert not far from Green River.
This 1922 Railroad Map shows Cedar, Woodside, Sphinx, Sagers, Book Cliffs, Colorado River Valley, Utah