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UtahRails.net On-Line Articles

This page was last updated on July 2, 2016.

On this page, you will find text-only versions of my articles, including on-line web versions (without photos) of most of my print publications, plus some articles that have not yet appeared in print.

Utah Railroads

Ogden Rails -- A history of railroads in Ogden, Utah, from 1869 to today. Originally published as a 96-page book in 1997, in association with the Golden Spike Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Ogden, Utah. As of July 1999, the original publication is sold out, and is out of print. In July 2005, an expanded, hardbound second edition was published by Union Pacific Historical Society. (Book still available from UPHS.)

Heber Creeper and Heber Valley Historic Railroad -- A compilation of notes and source data about the Heber Creeper (1970 to 1993) and Heber Valley Historic Railroad (1993 to today) tourist railroad that operates between Heber and Utah's Provo Canyon.

William Mason's ONWARD -- A scanned reprint of Garrie Tufford's manuscript about the little locomotive that played an important part in the development of Utah railroads.

The Golden Pass -- A history of transportation in Parleys Canyon.

Utah Locations

Jordan & Salt Lake Canal -- Information about the irrigation canals along the east side of Salt Lake Valley.

Utah Territorial Prison -- Information about the prison at Sugar House, and construction of its replacement in Bluffdale.

Union Pacific In Utah Locations

UP's Park City Branch -- An edited version of the original text used for an article published as "Union Pacific's Park City (Utah) Branch" in The Streamliner, Volume 15, Number 2, Spring 2001

UP's Salt Lake City Diesel Shop -- An edited version of the original text used for an article published as "Salt Lake City Diesel Shop" in The Streamliner, Volume 12, Number 2, Spring 1998.

UP's Route in Weber and Echo Canyons -- An edited version of the original text used for an article published as "Eastbound to Wahsatch" in The Streamliner, Volume 17, Number 3, Summer 2003.

UP's Tintic Branches and Shay Locomotives -- An edited version of the original text used for an article published as "UP's Tintic Subdivision" in The Streamliner, Volume 19, Number 3, Summer 2005. The article in The Streamliner includes 32 photos (three in color, plus the color cover), and seven maps, along with locomotive diagrams, timetable entries, and track profiles of the branches where UP ran its Shay locomotives.

Union Pacific Locomotives

(see UP Diesel Index Page)

Union Pacific Modeling

Review -- HO Scale F-M Erie-built, published in The Streamliner, Volume 15, Number 2, Spring 2001

Review -- HO Scale GP30, published in The Streamliner, Volume 13, Number 2, Spring 1999

Locomotives

Bamberger's Alco/EMD RS-1m -- An edited version of the original text used for an article published as "Bamberger 570/Union Pacific 1270" in Railroad Model Craftsman, Volume 57, Number 6, November 1988.

C&NW's GP7s and GP9s -- An edited version of the original text used for an article published as "Chicago & North Western GP7s and GP9s" in Diesel Era, Volume 7, Number 2, March-April 1996.

Alco versus EMD -- An article by Albert Churella about why Alco failed and why EMD succeeded.

Rock Island's UP-Owned GP40s -- An edited version of the original text used as part of an article published in Diesel Era, Volume 4, Number 5, September/October 1993

Western Railfan Publications -- An informal commentary about the rise and fall of print-to-paper railfan publications.

(See also the listing in the Locomotive Notes section of this web site.)

Railroads of North Africa -- A research paper written by Don Strack in June 1984, while a student at University of Utah.

Railroads of Central and Southern Africa -- A research paper written by Don Strack in August 1984, while a student at University of Utah.

Union Pacific Land Grants -- A research paper written by Don Strack in March 1982, while a student at University of Utah.

A Case Of Forgotten Users -- An essay about the dangers of proprietary formats, in this case, the use of an "unlock" code by Infobases to prevent access to historical databases on CD-ROMs.

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