Members of the Brigham City Depot Foundation recently received Box Elder County's support to help restore the abandoned train station in Brigham City to its 1906 condition.
The foundation's "shopping list" is extensive, but specifically members asked the county for help meeting the depot's $2,500 per year insurance bill, which Commissioner James White promised to work toward.Also, the depot can't open to the public until a fence is erected separating it from the Union Pacific tracks. The estimated $3,500 for the 6-foot wrought-iron fence is half of the bid cost because of volunteer installation.
The group, consisting of Delone Glover, Lori Nawyn and Robert "Doc" Shelton, also asked for the county's help in protecting land west of the depot for further expansion and to preserve and enhance the approach to the depot. They suggested an exchange of county and private land might be one solution.
One possible use for the land might be an expanded transportation museum.
As a side note, Glover said a major movie studio is seriously interested in using the depot in an upcoming film and the wide-open approach to it was a major factor.
Shelton mentioned the eventual need for signs on I-15 promoting the depot. He also said the depot needs 20 feet of 3-inch pipe, which the county immediately agreed to supply.
Commissioners also agreed to give the foundation access to items in the county storage facilities along with items to be hauled away from the fairgrounds in Tremonton.