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The History Of Utah's Railroads, 1869-1883

by

Clarence A. Reeder, Jr.

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

(This page was last updated on November 2, 2003)

TITLE PAGE

TABLE OF CONTENTS (this page)

PREFACE

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

ABSTRACT

I. INTRODUCTION

Utah's Railroad incorporation Act

Railroad Rights-Of-Way

II. THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD IN UTAH

Mormon Attitudes Toward The Coming Of The Transcontinental Railroad

Construction of the Pacific Railway

Mormon Construction on the Transcontinental

The Golden Spike

Payment on Contracts

The Junction

III. THE UTAH CENTRAL RAILROAD

Consolidation as the Utah Central Railway

IV. THE UTAH SOUTHERN RAILROAD

Operations and Earnings

V. BRANCH LINES OF THE UTAH SOUTHERN BEFORE 1875

The Bingham Canyon and Camp Floyd Railroad

The Wasatch and Jordan Valley Railroad

The American Fork Railroad

VI. THE NORTHERN RAILROADS

The Utah Northern

The Lingering Years--1874 to 1877

The Utah and Northern Railroad

Operations and Earnings

VII. RAILS WEST FROM SALT LAKE CITY

The Salt Lake, Sevier Valley and Pioche Railroad

The Utah Western Railroad

The Utah and Nevada Railroad

Operations of the Western Railroad

VIII. THE SALT LAKE CITY RAILROAD COMPANY

IX. THE COAL RAILROADS

X. RAILS TO SANPETE VALLEY AND OUT WEST TO TINTIC

The Sanpete Valley Railroad

The Salt Lake and Western Railway

XI. "CHECKMATE" THE DENVER AND RIO GRANDE WESTERN RAILROAD

The Utah and Pleasant Valley Railroad

The Sevier Valley Railroad

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

XII. CONCLUSION

APPENDIX I

APPENDIX II

BIBLIOGRAPHY

VITA

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

(photographs not legible in scanned version; see original dissertation, or the 1981 hardbound version from Arno Press; most photos from Utah State Historical Society)

1. 1,000 Mile Tree

2. UPRR Construction Workers' Quarters

3. Corinne Railroad Yards, 1871

4. Ogden Railroad Yards, 1869

5 . UCRR Train to SLC

6. UCRR Locomotive on Weber Bridge

7. Map, Territory of Utah, 1869

8. USRR Locomotive, 1880

9. UCRR Locomotive No. 10

10. Narrow Gauge Track

11. Alta, 1873

12. Alta After Avalanche

13. American Fork Canyon

14. AFRR Locomotive

15. AFRR Construction Crew

16. Map of Utah, 1879

17. UNRR Locomotive "Franklin"

18. UNRR Bridge at Pocatello, Idaho

19. The Kate Connor

20. Utah Western Locomotive

21. The General Garfield

22. Clinton's Hotel

23. Map of Utah, 1884

24. Grading the SLC Railroad

25. SLC Streetcar

26. SLC Railroad

27. Turntable SLC Railroad

28. UPRR Locomotive at Echo Station

29. UPRR Roundhouse at Echo

30. Breaking Through A Tunnel

31. Tunnel and Bridge, Weber Canyon

32. D&RGWRR Construction Crew

33. Ogden Railroad Yards

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