The engine pushing the caboose back up the mountain, Tooele Valley Museum Collection

People who lived in Tooele before the 1980s tell great stories about the train.  Some say that women who lived in the neighborhood complained about the train. When they hung their laundry out to dry, the train would come by and spew spoke and ashes all over the fresh clean clothes. 

Others tell stories of their childhood.  As kids, they would break the rules, jump on the back of the slow moving train, and ride it from one side of town to the other.  The engineer would yell at them to get off every time.

Video footage of the Tooele Valley Railway, Tooele Valley Museum Collection
Railway Schedule, Tooele Valley Museum Collection