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The History and Economics of Utah's Railroads

by

David F. Johnson

Scanned and reformatted for electronic publication by Don Strack, October 2003.

The version of this work scanned for electronic publication was taken from Utah, A Centennial History, Volume II, edited by Wain Sutton, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1949. Footnotes were added based on the original unpublished manuscript version. Tables used in the original work are not available to be included here. Several errors in dates and company names have been addressed as appropriate, based on research notes completed in July 1981.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (this page)

Introduction

I. What The Railroad Meant To Utah

Before the Railroad
    Manufacturing
    Agriculture
    Mining
    Commerce
After the Railroad

II. The Union Pacific System

III. The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad System In Utah

IV. The Independent Lines

List of Utah Railroads in 1914

V. The Economic Effect Of The Railroads

VI. Abandoned Lines, And Proposed Roads Never Built

Index Of Railroads

Bibliography