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Finance Dockets
Valuation Dockets

Finance Dockets

Finance Docket 36 Utah Terminal Railway construction, denied June 28, 1922 (72 ICC 89), reopened, approved April 3, 1923 (79 ICC 187)
Finance Docket 166 Little Cottonwood Transportation Co. to receive $39,073.23 settlement for USRA period, April 1, 1918 to February 29, 1920. (67 ICC 791)
Finance Docket 313 Bingham & Garfield Railway claim for USRA period, denied January 14, 1928. (138 ICC 45)
  • Claim denied based on previous argument, in December 1921, that B&G was only a plant facility of the copper company and that it was not subject to the "excess earnings" order of the ICC.
Finance Docket 1016 SL&U $64,600.00 loan, approved May 24, 1920, and $235,400.00 loan, approved July 10, 1920 (65 ICC 8; 65 ICC 55; 67 ICC 52) (research done August 22, 1988)
Finance Docket 1386 D&RGW to acquire D&RG, approved July 11, 1921
Finance Docket 1475 SL&U $700,000.00 loan, approved June 23, 1921 (67 ICC 791)
Finance Docket 1561 SL&U stocks and bonds as security for $700,000.00 loan approved in Finance Docket  1475, approved November 23, 1922 (76 ICC 163)
Finance Docket 2360 LA&SL to construct Fillmore Branch, approved July 1, 1922 (72 ICC 147)
Finance Docket 2494 Ballard & Thompson RR to participate in interstate commerce, denied September 29, 1922 (72 ICC 644) (see also ICC Finance Docket 13509, D&RGW vs. American Fuel Co. [Ballard & Thompson])
Finance Docket 2500 Bingham & Garfield Railway claims for the USRA period, denied October 17, 1925. (99 ICC 724)
Finance Docket 2505 Carbon County Railway construction, approved January 20, 1923 (76 ICC 485)
Finance Docket 2506 Utah Central Railroad construction, approved February 26, 1923 (76 ICC 737)
Finance Docket 2527 LA&SL construction of Cedar City Branch, approved October 18, 1922 (72 ICC 746)
Finance Docket 2613 SP control of CP, approved February 6, 1923. (76 ICC 508) Reopened for complaint by D&RGW for Ogden gateway, denied October 1, 1962. (317 ICC 469) Reopened again for additional complaint by D&RGW for Ogden Gateway, denied January 1, 1966. (328 ICC 345)
Finance Docket 2953 SLG&W USRA settlement, approved July 7, 1925. (99 ICC 379)
Finance Docket 3052 Tooele Valley Ry. USRA settlement of $30,343.81, approved on April 11, 1925. (94 ICC 757)
Finance Docket 4555 Denver & Salt Lake Western Railroad construction. "Dotsero Cutoff" (see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B62T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 4599 National Coal Railway construction, approved August 14, 1925 (99 ICC 569)
Finance Docket 4713 Salt Lake & Denver Railroad construction.
Finance Docket 5048 National Coal Railway securities, approved October 3, 1925 (99 ICC 787)
Finance Docket 5294 National Coal Railway control by Utah Railway, approved March 11, 1926. (105 ICC 639)
Finance Docket 5323 D&RGW to abandon line in Carbon County, Utah, approved March 23, 1926 (embraces Finance Docket 5324, Kenilworth & Helper to abandon line in Carbon County, Utah). (105 ICC 719)
Finance Docket 5543 LA&SL to serve Columbia Steel over 1.87 mile of former spur track, built to deliver construction materials, approved March 23, 1927. (124 ICC 207) Reopened for complaint by SL&U, denied November 11, 1927. (131 ICC 463). Reopened again for complaint by SL&U, denied again May 8, 1928. (138 ICC 635) (see also Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B62T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 5644 UP to change Ontario Mine Spur, from Keetley Junction to Keetley, to branch status, with an agent assigned at Keetley, approved August 23, 1926. Spur constructed in 1923 to serve as additional loading point for ore from the Park‑Utah's Ontario Mine at Park City. (111 ICC 684)
Finance Docket 5974 Carbon County Railway to abandon operation in interstate commerce, denied April 21, 1927. (124 ICC 351)
Finance Docket 6658 Utah Light & Traction Co., "Phoenix fees"
  • Phoenix Construction Company, a Connecticut corporation
  • Name changed to Phoenix Utility Company in 1918
  • Phoenix Engineering Company organized in 1933 to take over interests of Phoenix Utility Company
  • All heavy construction for Utah Power & Light done by Phoenix "companies" from UP&L's organization to 1936
  • Phoenix "companies" wholly owned by Electric Bond & Share Company and was in effect their construction department

(see also Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B62T1, 9/14/1987)

Finance Docket 8070 D&RGW control of Denver & Salt Lake Western Railroad. "Dotsero Cutoff" (see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B62T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 9177 SL&U, $200,000.00 reconstruction loan, approved April 28, 1932. (184 ICC 217)
Finance Docket 9422 UP unification with OSL, LA&SL, OWR&N, StJ&GI. To take effect January 1, 1936, on a year to year basis. (207 ICC 543) (see also Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B62T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 9518 OSL to abandon 2.78 mile portion of "Old" Cache Valley Branch, from Mendon to College, approved August 25, 1932. (187 ICC 329)
Finance Docket 9538 LA&SL to abandon Delta and Hinkley Branches, approved October 20, 1932. (187 ICC 642)
Finance Docket 9608 UP to abandon Grass Creek Branch, denied December 7, 1932 (189 ICC 195)  (see also Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B62T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 9791 SP to abandon 55 miles of CP Promontory Branch between Kelton and Lucin, denied June 11, 1934. (199 ICC 731) Reopened, denied again March 17, 1936. (212 ICC 398)  (see also Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B62T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 9887 D&RGW to abandon 1.74 mile Winter Quarters Spur, from Scofield to Winter Quarters, including 1.3 miles of yard tracks at Winter Quarters, approved April 28, 1933 (193 ICC 21)
Finance Docket 10077 D&RGW to abandon 6.78 mile portion of Little Cottonwood Branch, from Sand Pit to Wasatch, approved September 6, 1933. (193 ICC 461)
Finance Docket 10622 LA&SL to build from Desert Mound to Iron Mountain, 11.31 miles, to serve iron ore mines. Construction to commence May 31, 1935, approved November 8, 1934 (202 ICC 454) (see also Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 10623 UP to abandon Frisco to Newhouse, approved April 21, 1937 (221 ICC 309)  (see also Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 11500 SL&U $400,000.00 reconstruction loan, Finance Docket 11500, approved April 13, 1938. (224 ICC 764, modification approved June 17, 1940, in 240 ICC 340)
Finance Docket 11501 SL&U acquisition by Salt Lake & Utah Corp., approved March 29, 1938. (224 ICC 697)
Finance Docket 11514 SL&U Corp. securities to finance purchase of SL&U, approved April 13, 1938. (224 ICC 771, modification approved June 17, 1940, in 240 ICC 343)
Finance Docket 11938 UP to abandon Fairfield to Topliff, approved June 3, 1938. Two trains per week since January 1933. (228 ICC 223) (see also Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 12017 Bamberger receivership, approved July 8, 1938. (228 ICC 267)
Finance Docket 12096 LA&SL abandonment, etc., decided January 30, 1950. (Case not reported, listed in 275 ICC 802)
Finance Docket 12140 UP to abandon Grass Creek Branch, dismissed for want of jurisdiction August 1, 1939. (233 ICC 639) (see also Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 12146 Uintah Railway to abandon entire line (see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T1, 9/16/1987)
Finance Docket 12307 Deep Creek Railroad to abandon entire line, approved July 1, 1939. (233 ICC 387) (see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T1, 9/16/1987)
Finance Docket 12356 Bamberger Railroad to acquire Bamberger Electric Railroad, approved June 7, 1939. (233 ICC 301)
  • Sold to H. L. Balser, reorganization manager, on October 20, 1938. He then assigned and transferred all his rights to the Bamberger Railroad
  • The sale was ordered by the court on March 23, 1938

(see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T1, 9/16/1987)

Finance Docket 12357 Bamberger securities, to finance purchase of Bamberger Electric railroad, approved June 7, 1939. (233 ICC 305)
Finance Docket 12520 UIC receivership, approved November 14, 1939. (236 ICC 235)
Finance Docket 12661 UIC Corp. securities to finance purchase of UIC, approved June 5, 1940. (240 ICC 305)
Finance Docket 12662 UIC Corp. to purchase UIC Co., approved May 27, 1940. (240 ICC 229)
Finance Docket 12664 UIC Corp. $452,000.00 reconstruction loan, approved June 5, 1940. (240 ICC 315, modification approved August 22, 1940, in 242 ICC 29)
Finance Docket 12812 LA&SL direct service to Utah‑Idaho Sugar Company plant at Spanish Fork, over D&RGW and SL&U tracks, approved September 6, 1940. (242 ICC 55)
Finance Docket 13078 Bingham & Garfield Railway transferred to Utah Copper Co. September 1920. (not yet examined)
Finance Docket 13509 D&RGW vs. American Fuel Co. (Ballard & Thompson RR) (not yet examined)
Finance Docket 13595 OSL to abandon portion of Evona Branch, dismissed for want of jurisdiction February 24, 1942. (Case not reported, listed in 252 ICC 803)
Finance Docket 13611 LA&SL to abandon Frisco Branch, "line in Beaver County, Utah". Applied January 26, 1942, approved July 24, 1942, effective 60 days later, on September 24, 1942. (Case not reported, listed in 252 ICC 803)
  • Protested by Industrial Development Department of the State of Utah because "several marginal mines are producing metals (including copper and zinc oxide) needed for the war effort".
  • Paved road in service between Frisco and Milford.
  • UP was given a 90 day extension because new traffic had developed for the branch.
  • UP was given an additional six month extension on December 15, 1942, with the approval for abandonment taking effect on June 30, 1943.
  • Additional extension denied on June 17, 1943.
(see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T1, 9/16/1987)
Finance Docket 13655 SP to abandon Promontory Branch, between Lucin and Corinne Junction. Approved June 11, 1942. (Case not reported, listed in 252 ICC 805)
  • Protested by Sperry Grain Co., of San Francisco; Farmer's Grain Corp., of Brigham City; Quaker Crystal Salt Co., of Monument; and Utah Livestock Credit Association, of Salt Lake City.
(see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T3, 9/16/1987)
Finance Docket 13700 D&RGW to abandon Castle Valley Branch, "line in Sevier County, Utah", approved May 22, 1942, effective June 21, 1942. (Case not reported, listed in 252 ICC 807) (full report in Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T3, copied 9/16/87)
Finance Docket 13762 LA&SL to abandon Fairfield Branch, dismissed without prejudice on September 11, 1942. (see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T3, 9/16/1987)
Finance Docket 13777 LA&SL to abandon Fillmore Branch, dismissed without prejudice on September 11, 1942. (see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T3, 9/16/1987)
Finance Docket 13927 OSL to abandon western 2.95 miles of Benson Branch, "line in Cache County, Utah". Applied August 27, 1942. Approved October 26, 1942. (Case not reported, listed in 254 ICC 810)
  • Built in 1912, opened for traffic on May 18, 1913.
  • Built to reduce the distance for through traffic between Cache Junction and Logan (13 miles less than route via existing Cache Valley Branch through Wellsville).
  • New cut-off was used seasonally for about 90 days, in October and November, for movement of sugar beets.
  • The through traffic has decreased recently due to the availability of truck transport.
  • Operated by OSL from May 18, 1913 to December 31, 1935, except period operated for USRA from December 28, 1917 to February 29, 1920.
  • Operated by UP from January 1, 1936 under Union Pacific Unification, see 207 ICC 543.
  • Abandoned November 1942, Work Order 428.

(see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T3, 9/16/1987)

Finance Docket 14014 U. S. Steel to acquire control of Carbon County Railway, approved December 8, 1942. (Case not reported, listed in xxxxx) (see full report in Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T3, copied 9/16/87)
Finance Docket 14097 D&RGW to abandon 1.36 mile portion of Little Cottonwood Branch, from Sandy to Sand Pit. Applied February 11, 1943. Approved March 6, 1943. (Case not reported, listed in 254 ICC 822)
  • The branch was constructed in 1873 by the Wasatch & Jordan Valley Railroad.
  • A connection with the UP at Sandy was constructed in 1924, for the transfer of locomotive sand.
  • The operator of the sand pit has ceased operation and dismantled the machinery in "about five years ago" (c. 1938).
  • No operation of the branch since January 1, 1939.
(see full report in Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T3, copied 9/16/87)
Finance Docket 14342 D&RGW to abandon 3.49 mile line between Eureka and Silver City. Applied August 18, 1943, approved November 4, 1943. (Case not reported, listed in 254 ICC 831)
  • Including D&RGW operation of the 0.85 mile joint trackage, with LA&SL, to the Mammoth Mill from Mammoth Junction, where the LA&SL line crossed the D&RGW line at Mammoth.
(see full report in Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T3, copied 9/16/87)
Finance Docket 14519 Salt Lake City Union Depot & Railroad stock issue, decided April 15, 1944. (File might list the "additions and betterments" that the stock issue was for.) (Case not reported, listed in 257 ICC 819)
Finance Docket 14695 Salt Lake City Union Depot & Railroad Co., joint operation by D&RGW and WP. Approved October 25, 1944. (257 ICC 816)
  • Original lease by D&RG and WP Ry. signed on November 1, 1908, terminated on August 23, 1944.
  • New lease effective September 1, 1944.
(see Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B65T3, copied 9/18/87)
Finance Docket 15153 SL&U to abandon entire line, decided April 29, 1946. (261 ICC 813)
Finance Docket 15259 D&RGW to abandon 24.10 miles of Park City Branch, from Cement Quarry to Park City, also to abandon 2.55 miles of joint trackage with UP in Park City. Approved September 9, 1946. (Case not reported, listed in 267 ICC 802)
Finance Docket 15449 Bamberger to acquire SL&U tracks in Salt Lake City. Approved 10/22/46. (Case not reported, listed in 267 ICC 806)
Finance Docket 15455 D&RGW to purchase former SL&U trackage between Provo and Orem. Approved October 24, 1946. (Case not reported, listed in 267 ICC 807)
Finance Docket 15476 D&RGW to abandon 23.21 miles of San Pete Branch, from Moroni to Nephi. Approved December 2, 1947. (Case not reported, listed in 267 ICC 807)
Finance Docket 15549 Utah Idaho Central to abandon entire line. Approved 6/20/47. (Case not reported, listed in 267 ICC 809)
Finance Docket 15644 Bamberger Railroad acquired by Julian Bamberger. Approved 4/22/47. In Finance Docket 15643. Mr. Bamberger also acquired Salt Lake Rail & Bus Terminal, approved 4/22/47. (Case not reported, listed in 267 ICC 826)
Finance Docket 15740 OSL to abandon Urban Branch, approved 11/3/47. (267 ICC 633)
Finance Docket 15790 OSL to abandon College Branch, approved 11/3/47. (267 ICC 638)
Finance Docket 16093 B&G to abandon entire line, Finance Docket  16093, approved June 24, 1948. (Case not reported, listed in 271 ICC 804)
Finance Docket 16094 D&RGW to purchase former B&G Sand Pit spur at Garfield. Approved June 24, 1948. (Case not reported, listed in 271 ICC 804)
Finance Docket 16328 OSL to abandon Logan Sugar Spur, from MP 0.99 to MP 2.46, at Logan Junction, approved 12/23/48. (Case not reported, listed in 271 ICC 808)
Finance Docket 16507 UP trackage rights on OUR&D, approved 7/13/49. (Case not reported, listed in 271 ICC 819)
Finance Docket 16550 D&RGW abandonment, dismissed January 13, 1950. (Case not reported, listed in 275 ICC 804)
Finance Docket 16649 WP construction, decided September 12, 1949. (Case not reported, listed in 275 ICC 805)
Finance Docket 16688 D&RGW abandonment, decided October 9, 1950. (Case not reported, listed in 275 ICC 806)
Finance Docket 16771 OSL et. al. abandonment, decided January 17, 1950. (Case not reported, listed in 275 ICC 807)
Finance Docket 17018 D&RGW et. al. abandonment, etc., decided November 13, 1950. (Case not reported, listed in 275 ICC 813)
Finance Docket 17269 UP purchase, decided May 18, 1951. (Case not reported, listed in 282 ICC 804)
Finance Docket 17331 UP purchase, decided September 20, 1951. (Case not reported, listed in 282 ICC 805)
Finance Docket 17444 D&RGW to abandon 0.14 mile of Little Cottonwood Branch, in Sandy. Applied July 30, 1951, approved October 18, 1951. (Case not reported, listed in 282 ICC 808) (see also Utah Public Service Commission files, Box B62T1, 9/14/1987)
Finance Docket 17480 OSL construction and operation of spur along 3rd (400) West in Salt Lake City, approved April 10, 1953. (282 ICC 741)
Finance Docket 17497 D&RGW abandonment, decided December 6, 1951. (Case not reported, listed in 282 ICC 809)
Finance Docket 17608 LA&SL abandonment, decided April 11, 1952. (Case not reported, listed in 282 ICC 811)
Finance Docket 17737 D&RGW abandonment, decided September 29, 1952. (embraces Finance Docket  17738) (Case not reported, listed in (282 ICC 814)
Finance Docket 17876 OSL abandonment, decided October 2, 1952. (Case not reported, listed in 282 ICC 817)
Finance Docket 17889 D&RGW Abandonment, decided 12/1/53. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 803)
Finance Docket 18172 OSL Abandonment, decided 8/26/53. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 806)
Finance Docket 18174 D&RGW Abandonment, decided 10/30/53. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 806)
Finance Docket 18176 SP trackage rights, decided 9/25/53. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 806)
Finance Docket 18182 SP abandonment, decided 8/26/53. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 806)
Finance Docket 18264 OSL Abandonment and abandonment of operation, decided 1/28/54. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 808)
Finance Docket 18361 D&RGW Abandonment, decided 2/16/54. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 810)
Finance Docket 18588 SP construction and operation, decided 9/23/54. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 814)
Finance Docket 18657 OSL Abandonment, decided 11/29/54. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 816)
Finance Docket 18724 OSL Abandonment, decided 2/23/55. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 817)
Finance Docket 18733 SP merger, decided 3/21/55. (Case not reported, listed in 290 ICC 818)
Finance Docket 19001 OSL abandonment, decided September 30, 1955. (Case not reported, listed in 295 ICC 810)
Finance Docket 19035 LA&SL abandonment, decided October 28, 1955. (Case not reported, listed in 295 ICC 811)
Finance Docket 19289 OSL abandonment, decided May 3, 1956. (Case not reported, listed in 295 ICC 816)
Finance Docket 19669 Bamberger merger et. al., decided April 1, 1957. (Case not reported, listed in 295 ICC 826)
Finance Docket 19741 OSL abandonment, decided December 9, 1957. (Case not reported, listed in 295 ICC 827)
Finance Docket 19917 LA&SL abandonment, decided May 21, 1958. (Case not reported, listed in 295 ICC 832)
Finance Docket 20198 Tooele Valley Railway abandonment of West International Branch, decided September 18, 1958. (Case not reported, listed in 295 ICC 838)
Finance Docket 20202 Bamberger to abandon entire operation, decided November 25, 1958 (embraced in Finance Docket 20338). (Case not reported, listed in 307 ICC 802)
Finance Docket 20290 Salt Lake City Union Depot & Railroad joint operation by WP, decided April 28, 1959. (Case not reported, listed in 307 ICC 803)
Finance Docket 20338 D&RGW to purchase portion of Bamberger, decided November 25, 1958. (Case not reported, listed in 307 ICC 803)
Finance Docket 20343 D&RGW to abandon Hooper Branch, decided November 21, 1958. (Case not reported, listed in 307 ICC 803)
Finance Docket 20367 UP to purchase portion of Bamberger, decided November 25, 1958 (embraced in Finance Docket 20338). (Case not reported, listed in 307 ICC 804)
Finance Docket 20445 CP to merge with SP, decided April 21, 1959. (Case not reported, listed in 307 ICC 806)
Finance Docket 22843 UP to combine trains 9 and 103 and 10 and 104, approved March 27, 1964. (320 ICC 493)
Finance Docket 23534 "Union Pacific – Trackage Rights – Terminal facilities at Ogden, Utah", report not printed, decided November 14, 1966. (from 334 ICC 270)
Finance Docket 24404 D&RGW to discontinue trains 7 and 8, "The Prospector", approved May 15, 1967. (330 ICC 108)
Finance Docket 24635 OSL to construct and operate Little Mountain Branch, approved February 3, 1969. (334 ICC 267)
Finance Docket 24879 UP to discontinue trains 35 and 36, decided May 16, 1968. (333 ICC 182)
Finance Docket 24916 SP to discontinue trains 101 and 102, decided July 17, 1968. (333 ICC 525)
Finance Docket 24918 WP to discontinue trains 17 and 18, decided July 17, 1968. (333 ICC 525)
Finance Docket 25675 D&RGW to discontinue trains 17 and 18, decided February 11, 1970. (336 ICC 691)
Finance Docket 26155 UP to discontinue trains 35 and 36, decided August 26, 1970. (338 ICC 50)

Valuation Dockets

Valuation Docket 9 Tooele Valley Railway (110 ICC 310, copied 8/18/82)
Valuation Docket 11 St John & Ophir (108 ICC 774, copied 8/18/82)
Valuation Docket ??? San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad, 182 pages. (75 ICC 463, copied 8/18/82)
Valuation Docket 204 Salt Lake & Los Angeles Railway (97 ICC 491, copied 8/18/82)
Valuation Docket 267 Bingham & Garfield Railway (106 ICC 450, copied 8/18/82)
Valuation Docket 538 Utah Railway (141 ICC 545, copied 8/18/82)
Valuation Docket 934 Salt Lake City Union Depot & Railroad (149 ICC 95, copied 8/18/82)
Valuation Docket 960 Denver & Rio Grande Railroad (26 ICC Val. 733)
Valuation Docket 1060 Union Pacific Railroad, 440 pages (44 ICC Val. 1) Entire volume.
  • OWR&N (85 pages, pages 213-298)
  • OUR&D (11 pages, pages 298-308)
  • OSL (73 pages, pages 368-440, end)
Valuation Order ??? Southern Pacific, 783 pages (45 ICC Val. 1) Entire volume.

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