In an era when railroads were considered to be the guiding center of any future economy, the Salt Lake Commercial Club fought mightily to have the Union Pacific Railroad build the Lucin cutoff across the northern end of the Great Salt Lake to Salt Lake City, instead of through Ogden. In the end, despite Salt Lake boosters’ best lobbying, the railroad company said it couldn’t justify adding another 67 miles onto the transcontinental line by going across Salt Lake. The decision helped bolster Ogden’s title of “Junction City” as the main railroad terminus in the West. It might be said the transportation feud between Ogden and Salt Lake City finally ended in a tie. Ogden remains an important railroad and ground transportation hub, while Salt Lake City grew into a major air transportation hub; particularly with the Delta Air Lines hub at Salt Lake City International Airport.