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.