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Narrow-Gauge Locomotives in Utah, 1871-1875

By George E. Pitchard

This page was last revised on August 30, 2004.

Arranged in Order of Arrival
  Railroad, No. & Name: Type: Builder, c/n & When: Arrived at, & when: 1st known use:
1. UNRR 1, John W. Young 2-4-0 Grant ---, 10/1871 Ogden, 10/30/1871 Apr 2-5, 1872
2. AFRR 1, American Fork 0-4-4T Mason 461, 7/1/1872 S.L.C., 7/17/1872 Aug 20, 1872
3. UNRR 2, Utah 2-6-0 Grant ---, 9/1872 Ogden, ca 10/13/72 Oct 18 or 20,1872
4. UNRR 3, Idaho 2-6-0 Grant ---, 9/1872 Ogden, ca 10/13/72 Oct 18 or 20,1872
5. W&JV 1, Chamois 2-6-0 D & B ---, 1/1873 S.L.C., 2/28/1873 Mar 3 or 4, 1873
6. SCRR 1, Weber 2-6-0 BLW 3113, 1/27/1873 Echo, 4/22/1873 April 28, 1873
7. SLSV&P 2, Kate Connor 2-6-0 Brooks 167, 6/24/73 S.L.C., 7/7/1873 none by SLSV&PRR
7a. UW 1, Oquirrh 2-6-0 Brooks 167, 6/24/73 see next above Nov. 18, 1874
8. BC&CF 1, Bingham 0-6-0 P,B & Co. 152, 1873 S.L.C., Aug-Sep '73 Sept --, 1873
9. W&JV 2, Deseret ?-?-0 D & B ---, ca 8/73 S.L.C., ca 10/4/73 Oct --, 1873
10. B.C. 2, Winamuck 0-6-0 P,B & Co. 188, 1873 S.L.C., 1/--/1874 Jan'y --, 1874
11. W&JV 3, -------- 2-6-0 D & B ---, 1873-74 S.L.C., n.l.t. 3/74 prob. in 3/1874
12. B.C. 3, Galena 0-6-0 P,B & Co. 189, 1873 S.L.C., ca 3/20/74 prob. late 3/74
13. AFRR 2nd 1, (none) 0-6-0 P,B & Co. 151, 1873 Am Fk, ca 5/10/1874 May --, 1874
14. UNRR 4, Logan 4-6-0 Grant ---, 4/1874 Ogden, ca 5/25/1874 May 27, 1874
15. UNRR 5, Franklin 4-6-0 Grant ---, 6/1874 Ogden, 7/7/1874 July --, 1874
16. B.C. 4, (none) 0-6-0 P,B & Co. 207, 1874 S.L.C., ca 3/--/75 prob. in 3/1875
17. UW 2, Edward Hunter 2-6-0 Brooks 227, 4/1/75 S.L.C., 5/6/1875 May --, 1875
18. SCRR 2, (none) 2-6-0 BLW 3663, 11/11/74 Echo, 10/--/1875 Oct --, 1875

Key to Abbreviations:

UNRR = Utah Northern RR
D & B = Dawson & Baily, National Locomotive Works
AFRR = American Fork RR
BLW = Baldwin Locomotive Works
W&JV = Wasatch & Jordan Valley RR
P,B & Co. = Porter, Bell & Co.
SLSV&P = Salt Lake, Sevier Valley & Pioche RR
SCRR = Summit County RR
S.L.C. = Salt Lake City
UW = Utah Western Ry (bought SLSV&P stuff)
Am Fk = American Fork (town)
BC (&CF) = Bingham Canyon (& Camp Floyd) RR
ca = circa (Latin, means 'about')

Summary of Known Photographs
  Locomotive: Type: Description: Estimated Date: Photographer:
1. UNRR 1, John W. Young 2-4-0 left front 3/4 August, 1872 C. R. Savage
2. AFRR 1, American Fork 0-4-4T right, broadside prior to 7/1872 "Onward," Builder photo
3. UNRR 2, Utah 2-6-0 narrow right front October 1878 C. R. Savage
4. UNRR 4, Idaho 2-6-0 (Note 1)    
6. SCRR 1, Weber 2-6-0 right, broadside February 1873 Builder photo (Note 2)
7. SLSV&P 2, Kate Connor 2-6-0 left, broadside June 24, 1873 Builder photo, on flatcar
7a. UW 1, Oquirrh 2-6-0 left front circa June 1875 C. R. Savage
13. AFRR 2nd 1, 0-6-0 right rear ca. August, 1874 Chas. W. Carter
14. UNRR 4, Logan 4-6-0 right, near broadside summer, 1885 (as U&N #285)
15. UNRR 5, Franklin 4-6-0 right, broadside June, 1874 Builder photo
17. UW 2, Edward Hunter 2-6-0 left, near broadside ca. 1878 C. R. Savage
18. SCRR 2, 2-6-0 right broadside (on U&N) Oct., 1878 C. R. Savage

Note 1: See at page 18 of Colorado Rail Annual #15, Utah & Northern article - engine in center of bottom photo is one or the other of these two Moguls, as it is clearly not one of the 4-6-0 engines, and the UNRR did not get a 4-4-0; compare builder's photo of Iowa Eastern RR 'standard' Grant narrow-gauge 2-6-0, which appears in TRAINS magazine, Dec., 1957, pg. 58; and elsewhere.

Note 2: No photo known of SCRR 1, as such, but the frequently reproduced photo of Cairo & St Louis #6, "Sparta" (see, for example, Hilton, "American Narrow Gauge Railroads," page 385), is of a sister engine, SCRR 1 having been built as C. & St. L. No. 8, "Jonesboro."

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