A National Railroad Heritage Symposium will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 2, at Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave.

Sponsored by Ogden City and the Golden Spike National Historic Site, in cooperation with the National Parks Service and the Smithsonian Institution, this is the third and last national symposium to focus on contemporary issues for the nation's rich railroad heritage."The sessions are geared to bring together some of the best minds in the country on the subject," said Bill Withuhn, curator of transportation at the Smithsonian.

Recommendations made at the conference will help develop a national policy on railroad preservation.

Discussion subjects include the Golden Spike rail feasibility study, the Grand Canyon railway and tourist railroad operations.