Smelter Workers on Passenger Coach, Tooele Valley Museum Collection

Across Vine Street from the memorial is where the original ticket booth for the Tooele Valley Railroad once stood.  Passengers could buy a 5 cent ticket there and ride down to the junction of Union Pacific/Western Pacific. From there, they could head over to Salt Lake and beyond.

Passenger services ended after World War II because it was not a very large part of Tooele Valley Railroad’s business. Increased road building and the availability of inexpensive automobiles gave people the chance to travel on their own.

Passenger Coach Tooele Valley Railroad, Tooele Valley Museum Collection