On a recent visit to Ogden’s Union Station, we happened to be in the right place at the right time and got to go inside an old WWII Hospital train car. When I was still doing paranormal investigations I would’ve loved access to this car, however, they never had it open to investigators. They are going to be included in this years Night At The Museum – Screaming South Tour, so make sure you check them out this year.
What I find fascinating about this hospital car, is that it was most likely used to transport wounded servicemen to Bushnell Hospital, later known as the Brigham City Indian School. If you’re familiar with Utah paranormal lore, you’ll know that the Indian School was rumored to be one of the most haunted locations in all of Utah. Unfortunately, the majority of the buildings were torn down in 2012, but you can check out some of my pictures and a better history of the location.
The car was set up with 3-tier berths that could accommodate up to 36 patients.
There was also a small kitchen in the back of the car.
There was one bathroom mid-length of the car with a toilet on one side and a small shower on the other.
Close by was this set up that allowed for emptying / cleaning of bedpans. I can’t imagine trying to do this while the train was moving and full of injured and sick men.
This area must have been for a nurse or doctor on board as it was a small room with its own bunk and private toilet.