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Helper, UT (HER)


Station Facts

Helper, UT Station Photo

Helper, Utah

1 Depot Street Helper, UT 84526

Station Hours

Annual Station Revenue (2013)
$177,018
Annual Station Ridership (2013)
2,245

Ownerships

Facility Ownership Union Pacific Railroad
Parking Lot Ownership Union Pacific Railroad
Platform Ownership Union Pacific Railroad
Track Ownership Union Pacific Railroad

Features

5 Long Term Parking Spaces 5 Short Term Parking Spaces Accessible Payphones
Accessible Platform Accessible Waiting Room Enclosed Waiting Area
Wheelchair Lift

Routes Served

  • California Zephyr

Contact

Jonathan Hutchison
Regional Contact
governmentaffairsoak@amtrak.com
(202) 906-3918 (ph)

Local Community Links:

Station History

The stop in Helper is a platform only and has no shelter.

The settlement of Helper began with the arrival of the Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) Railroad in 1881. With the intention of making Helper a freight terminal, the D&RGW began developing the area in order to prepare for the coming population. At this location, “helper” or extra locomotives were available to assist heavy freight trains traveling up Soldier Summit, lending the name “Helper” to the town.

Coal mining and railroading, the town’s major economic activities, brought an influx of immigrants to Helper. Helper is still the center of vast coal reserves and is known as the “Hub of Carbon County.”

Helper is most known for its Mining and Railroad Museum which houses household and commercial artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries. The town is currently reviving itself as an arts and crafts center.

Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage services at this facility.

Helper is served by two daily trains.