The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society

For 98 years, the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society is the largest organization dedicated to railroad history in North America.

We encourage everyone interested in railroad history to become a member of the national organization of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society. Members receive Railroad History, a magazine that contains articles, beautiful photos, and historic information. Members also receive the R&LHS Quarterly Newsletter that contains current research and information on railroad history. Another benefit is access to the R&LHS JSTOR digital archive. This archive allows members to perform their own research on information written by the organization going back to 1921.


Golden Spike Chapter

The Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society is one of many chapters around the United States. Formed in 1991, The Golden Spike Chapter meets at the Ogden Union Station each Saturday. One of our major projects is the restoration of D&RGW 223. We also work closely with the Ogden Union Station on special projects, ensuring that historical pieces in the Eccles Rail Center are protected and secured, and giving public tours of the restoration shop in the Trainmen’s Building.

President: Steve Jones (414) 828-0166

Vice President: Lee Secrist (801) 397-3943

Membership/Treasurer: Maurice Greeson (801) 776-5712

Secretary/Newsletter: Lee Witten (801) 476-1209

Director: John Barrett (385) 333-6468

Director: Richard Carroll

Director:Joshua Bernhard

Whether you’re living in Ogden, Utah, or another part of the world, anyone can become a member of the Golden Spike Chapter. Membership is $17 per year. You’ll receive our newsletter and updates on the restoration of the D&RGW #233. For more information, please contact our chapter treasurer.

The Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our railroad heritage. The Golden Spike Chapter is not affiliated with the Union Station Foundation, Ogden City, or the Conductor’s Association, although each is supported by the chapter.

Newsletter Archive

A newsletter archive of The Wasatch Junction, the official newsletter of the Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society can be found here on our website.

Our current newsletters are provided via email to paid chapter members. Newsletters contain up-to-date information on the D&RGW 223, research projects, funding and upcoming events. To receive the latest newsletter, consider becoming a member of the Golden Spike Chapter by contacting our treasurer.