Apr 26 2017
Presentation: Restoring the D&RGW #223 Steam Locom...

Presentation: Restoring the D&RGW #223 Steam Locom...

Presented by Union Station at Union Station

This presentation, offered by Lee Witten, describes the history of the restoration effort by the Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, for the D&RGW 223 locomotive. Images will show the locomotive as it was when in service, at the point of its donation to Salt Lake City, during its movement to Ogden and work done through to present day.

Lee Witten was born in Ogden in 1941. His father was a Union Pacific Conductor from 1938 to 1974. He is a former biology teacher based in Hawaii until retirement in 1997 when he returned to Ogden. Currently, Witten serves as The Union Station’s volunteer archivist as well as the secretary of the Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, where he has become involved in the restoration of the 223 locomotive.

Admission Info

Free

Dates & Times

2017/04/26 - 2017/04/26

Location Info

Union Station

2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401