Behind the big fence is the Tooele Valley Railway depot.  If the entrance gate to the depot is open, head on in.  Tooele Valley Museum operates in the old depot complex, and the entire facility is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. 

The museum focuses on industrial and military history in the 20th century, and the primary collections are military and industrial objects and manuscripts.  To the north of the depot are two Air Force railway cars from the WWII era.  The Tooele Army Depot donated them to the museum in the early 1980s.  The car nearest Broadway was a medical car.  Inside is an old Red Cross Station.  The other car was a dining car.  The kitchen is still inside!

The museum opened in 1983 after the owner of the railway, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARC0) donated the entire facility to Tooele City.

The museum is a family friendly place to explore, play, and learn.  Check the website for hours.

Steam Engine Exposition, Tooele Valley Museum Collection
Engine 11 heading through town, Tooele Valley Museum Collection