Utah’s four major interurban lines come back to life in this special video. See the splendid Bamberger RR, classic interurban Salt Lake & Utah, the lengthy Utah Idaho Central and the famous Saltair lines of the “Garfield, Salt Lake & Western” — as well as the entertaining, and famous, Salt-Air Pavilion. This was one of the earliest “theme-parks” that met with Utah’s values and provided local-folk with a good time and wholesome fun. And don’t miss the huge Bingham Canyon open-pit copper mine and electric trains. It’s the largest mine of its type on Earth.
The Bingham Canyon mine operation was so large that it could actually be seen from outer space as a significant topological feature from the Space Station! We bring the culture, history and rail lines and industrious ways of the people of the Greater Salt Lake Region to life with all vintage film! You’ll see passenger and freight operation from the 20s to the 50s. The little streetcars in the cities of the region and an early and important theme park (built by the Bamberger line) are special topics. To quote Railfan & Railroad magazine, “…a very PBS-quality presentation.”