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Western Mining & Railroad Museum Presents The Power of Rail - A Journey into the History of Helper

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Presented by Western Mining and Railroad Museum and Golden Spike 150 at Western Mining and Railroad Museum, Helper UT

May 10 2019
Aug 19 2019
Western Mining & Railroad Museum Presents The Power of Rail - A Journey into the History of Helper

The Western Mining & Railroad Museum proudly presents an exhibit developed in conjunction with local area schools highlighting the history of rail in Helper City.

Helper, whose very name is derived from helper engines used to pull coal trains up Solider Summit, is a natural fit for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Our focus is to leverage this key, historic event and combine it into a year long study of our  railroading history with our local area schools. The year will end with the Western Mining and Railroad Museum hosting the opening of “The Power of Rail – A Journey into the History of Helper.” This winning

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Contact: 8017127622

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On May  10, 2019 the Western Mining & Railroad Museum will host an opening of the Power of Rail – A Journey into the History of Helper at 6PM.  Guest speakers include Senator David Hinkins and Carbon County School Superintendent Hatch.  Light refreshments will be served.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Western Mining and Railroad Museum

294 South Main, Helper, UT 84526

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  1. I have been enthralled with trains since growing up in Menlo Park, California, and watching my dad take a steam train to work in San Francisco every morning. When I was in the Cub Scouts we went on a field trip to the nearby Leland Stanford Jr. Museum and saw one of the original gold spikes given to Governor Stanford at Promontory Summit….


  2. I have NEVER seen a worse representation of Helper Utah OR the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad as bad as this. This “movie” poorly mentions the History of Helper and was a letdown. Now I know this was produced by a few local schools which should make people assume a poor quality HOWEVER, I am dumbfounded how the outcome of this production was when I learned that the State of Utah funded

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