Tooele Valley Railroad Museum

35 North Broadway
Tooele, UT 84074


History :

  The Tooele Valley Railway was built in 1908 to service the International
Smelting and Refining Company. The smelter processed lead, zinc and copper
ores from 1910 to 1972. The railway delivered raw materials and finished product
to and from the smelter, plus served as a commuter train for smelter employees.
 The museum's collection includes priceless photographs of the railway and
the smelter's construction, operation, and demolition in 1975. The photographs
provide a living record of the smelter and life in Tooele Valley during the early 20th

 Also inside the museum are artifacts from mining operations and other
historically significant events. The museum's tour guides share with visitors firsthand knowledge of the Tooele Valley Railway, and mining operations in nearby
Oquirrh Mountains.

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