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Utah Public Service Commission Cases

Compiled by Don Strack

(from the records of the Office of the Secretary of State of Utah)

Case 1 -- Emigration Canyon Railroad

To cease operating and dismantle its railroad, located in Emigration canyon.

Operating at a loss of $5,000 to $8,000 per year, with a deficit of $18,000 per year to pay the taxes and the interest on the bonds. The bondholders are willing to allow the company to cease operations. In 1908 the company issued three-hundred $1,000 bonds; these were superseded in 1909 by a single $300,000 bond.

The company was organized on April 24, 1907 by LeGrand Young, and all stock was either owned or controlled by him. Construction was finished in the fall of 1907 and operation began in 1908. A franchise was granted for operation in Salt Lake City on February 5, 1908. A franchise was granted for operation in Emigration canyon by Salt Lake County on April 9, 1910. The railroad's depot was located at 1337 East 500 South.

The road was built to transport sandstone as a building material. Almost immediately, concrete became a strong competitor, causing the sandstone quarries to close, forcing the railroad to depend entirely on passenger traffic. The freight traffic was mostly stone for building purposes, including rubble stone and blocking ("ashler") stone. Starting in 1909 the stone business fell off at least 75 percent. In 1916 only about 100 cords (a container 4x4x8 feet, 128 cubic feet) of building stone was used in Salt Lake City, compared to over 7,000 cords of stone used in the city in 1906 and 1907. In 1916 the railroad did not haul a single car of stone, due to lack of demand.

Protested by the Emigration Canyon Improvement Company and the National Real Estate & Improvement Company, stating that their property located in the canyon would lose value if the railroad was allowed to discontinue its operation.

Protested by Salt Lake City Corporation, based on the public good.

Notice of intent to cease operations was published in the Herald–Republican and Deseret Evening News on April 12, 1917.

Approved August 20, 1917.

Case 6-A -- Utah Light & Traction

To change its schedule of rates and fares.

At the time the company had 165 cars in service and that it was paying license fees on 112 cars. Thirteen cars were obsolete and not in use: cars 7-10 (four cars); cars 84-87 (four cars); and cars 150-154 (five cars). Cars 119-132 (14 cars) are stored and see only intermittent use.

The franchise to operate through Murray was granted by the Murray City Council on March 23, 1909.

The lease between Utah Light & Traction and Utah Power & Light was dated January 2, 1915.

(no date)

Case 10 -- Michigan–Utah Consolidated Mines Company vs. Salt Lake & Alta Railroad

Mining company complains of high rates, and for the railroad to suspend Local Tariff No. 6. Railroad voluntarily withdrew the tariff on August 29, 1917.

As of July 31, 1917 the railroad owed, among others, $14,095 to D&RG, $2,277.83 to Lima Locomotive Works, and $258.66 to Little Cottonwood Transportation Company.

(no date)

Case 14 -- Salt Lake, Garfield & Western Railway

Railroad applied in July 1917 to cross the tracks of Western Pacific Railroad, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad, and Bingham & Garfield, all at Garfield.

The application was denied on May 8, 1918. An amended application filed on March 7, 1918 asked for permission to jointly use the B&G's sand spur crossing of the WP and LA&SL.

That application was also denied on May 8, 1918. A second amended application filed on April 11, 1918 allowed only that the SL,G&W was permitted to cross the B&G's sand spur, at the SL,G&W's own expense.

(Note: With this action the SL,G&W railroad was essentially barred from reaching its namesake city, Garfield. From examination of UP engineering drawings, at one time, SLG&W did have a depot north of the UP and WP Garfield station. The location for the tracks for the SL,G&W are also shown at Garfield in the state's drawing for the overpass for the highway.)

On September 1, 1916 $300,000 in bonds were sold to improve and electrify the railroad.

(Note: PSC case 14 included Grade Crossing Permit No. 22, in which Western Pacific protested the proposed crossing, stating that the line relocation to allow Utah Copper to expand their tailings pond was under construction.)

Case 20 -- C. A. Clide vs. Bingham & Garfield Railway and Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To reinstate shuttle train service, between Salt Lake City and Bingham, that was discontinued on December 15, 1917.

B&G had discontinued their trains 109–110 and 111–112 between Garfield and Magna and Arthur due to shut down of the two plants.

Train 109 leave SLC 6:55 am
  arrive Bingham 8:25 am
Train 110 leave Bingham 8:45 am
  arrive SLC 10:05 am
Train 111 leave SLC 2:15 pm
  arrive Bingham 3:30 pm
Train 112 leave Bingham 4:00 pm
  arrive SLC 5:40 pm

Decided February 21, 1918, B&G ordered to reinstate trains.

(see #88, below, for B&G application to discontinue trains.)

Case 43 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To discontinue the sale of commuter tickets within the cities of Ogden, Logan and Brigham City.

Only one car is intermittently operated in Brigham City.

Approved July 16, 1918.

Case 66 -- Oregon Short Line Railroad

To close the agency at Mendon.

Approved July 18, 1918.

Case 76 -- Alta Auto Bus & Stage Company

The company used the railroad tracks in Little Cottonwood canyon to operate an "Auto Railroad Car" during the months of April, May, and June of 1918; paying the railroad a fee of $383.

(no date)

Case 85 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To discontinue service on the Fairfield Branch, between Topliff and Boulter.

Protested by Scranton Mining & Milling Company for its Del Monte Mine, located a few miles east of the branch's Del Monte siding.

Approved August 29, 1918.

Case 88 -- Bingham & Garfield Railway

To discontinue commuter shuttle train service between Garfield and the Magna Mill of Utah Copper Company.

Approved September 20, 1918, to take effect September 28, 1918.

Case 99 -- Utah Railway

To publish switching tariffs.

The Nelson Mine of the American Fuel Company is located at Sego, on the Ballard & Thompson Railroad. The B&T is operated and maintained by D&RG, at the expense of the B&T.

Carbon Fuel Company owns 1.8 miles of railroad tracks in Spring Canyon. The Ballard & Thompson is operated and maintained by the D&RG; negotiations by the D&RG to purchase the line fell through due to federal control of the nation's railroads.

(no date)

Case 107 -- Bingham & Garfield Railway

Julius Milner complained of unfair commuter fares on the trains that B&G operated 14.5 miles between Salt Lake City and Garfield, over the tracks of LA&SL, using its own equipment.

(no date)

Case 113 -- Denver & Rio Grande Railroad

To request relief from the Commission's tentative Clearance Standard.

The railroad is building a freight station in Salt Lake City.

Clearance Permit No. 1

Approved October 2, 1918.

Case 119 -- Salt Lake & Utah Railroad

To allow tracks along 9th South, crossing 1st West, Jefferson Street, West Temple, and the tracks of Utah Light & Traction Company along West Temple. SL&U's main track runs north and south along 1st West. Salt Lake City has granted a franchise permitting tracks along 9th South.

Grade Crossing Permit No.32.

(no date)

Case 133 -- Oregon Short Line Railroad and Bamberger Electric Railroad

Oregon Short Line to construct a single track spur along 4th West crossing 9th North.

Grade Crossing Permit No.43.

Approved September 20, 1920.

Bamberger to construct a single track spur along the west side of 4th West, between Beck Street and 10th North, to connect its railroad with that of the Utah Light & Traction Company on 4th West.

Grade Crossing Permit No.44.

Approved September 20, 1920.

Case 135 -- Salt Lake, Garfield & Western Railway and Inland Railway

To increase rates.

"Inland Railway little more than an industry track, operated to facilitate the movement of salt to the market, no outlet, but merely connects the industries it serves with the SL,G&W."

Balance sheet for the Inland Railway shows $6,840.00 investment in steam locomotives and $10,000.00 in capital stock.

(no date)

Case 169 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To abandon part of its Center Street Line between 2nd North and Clinton Avenue, due to the city wanting to pave 2nd North.

The Center Street Line runs from the D&RG depot at 3rd South and 4th West, east to Main Street, then north to Center Street, then northerly to Warm Springs, then northerly to Beck Street to North Salt Lake.

Application withdrawn for an unspecified reason.

(no date, circa September 1919)

Case 179 -- Western Pacific Railroad

To close the agency at Low.

Used primarily for water and feed shipments for sheep ranchers, along with occasional ore shipments.

Approved May 13, 1919

Case 181 -- Denver & Rio Grande Railroad

The railroad is ordered to construct and maintain a depot at Sigurd, to answer complaints of the town's residents.

Ordered August 5, 1919.

Case 205 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To discontinue and dismantle part of the street car line in Brigham City, from a point 900 feet east of the intersection of Forest Avenue and 5th West, east along Forest Avenue to Main Street, then south along Main Street to the end of the line at Fruitdale.

A franchise for the line was granted by Brigham City on March 9, 1910 and the line was constructed at about the same time by the Ogden Rapid Transit Company.

When the Ogden, Logan & Idaho Railway built its line from Ogden to Brigham City in 1914, it abandoned the former Ogden Rapid Transit Company's line between Ogden and Brigham City, except that 2.61 mile portion from Fruitdale north to Brigham City, which has since been used only for street car service.

The application to discontinue and dismantle the street car line was made because Brigham City wanted to remove the pole line from the center of Main Street and UIC could not afford its share of the improvement.

Approved August 6, 1919.

Case 213 -- Little Cottonwood Transportation Company

To increase freight rates.

Operates an 8 mile line of railway between Wasatch and Alta, with an average grade of 7 percent and the greatest grade being 11 percent.

Principle shippers are:

7,298 tons were shipped in 1919: South Hecla shipped 6,537 tons; Columbus Rexall shipped 583 tons; Sells Mining shipped 133 tons; Louise Mining Company shipped 28 tons; and Wasatch Mines Company shipped 17 tons.

The application to raise the rates was protested by the South Hecla Mining Company.

Shand Smith was the General Manager and the file contains a list of employees that were requesting a raise.

Approved September 9, 1919.

Case 240 -- South Hecla Mining Company vs. Little Cottonwood Transportation Company

The mining company applied to force the railroad to furnish empty cars, even though bad weather may prevail.

On November 21, 1919 the Commission approved the mining company's application, but on December 12, 1919 agreed to allow the railroad to shut down for the winter.

Case 253 -- Salt Lake & Denver Railroad

To construct proposed line between Salt Lake City and the Denver & Salt Lake Railway at Craig, Colorado.

ICC Finance Docket 4713.

Case 314 -- Southern Utah Railroad

To dismantle and abandon its railroad in Carbon County.

The approval of abandonment was acknowledged by Moroni Heiner, Vice President of the Southern Utah, written on letterhead of the United States Fuel Company.

Approved August 19, 1920.

Case 320 -- Utah Terminal Railway

To operate its railroad.

Utah Terminal also applied to the ICC. Joint hearings were held and the Utah commission recommended approval of the application. On June 28, 1922 the ICC denied the application.

After a rehearing, the ICC approved the application on April 3, 1923.

ICC Finance Docket 36.

Case 326 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To abandon and dismantle the line along 7th South, from the east bank of the Jordan River, including the bridge over the river, to 11th West, then south to Indiana Avenue, then west to Cheyenne Street.

Originally built by the Salt Lake Rapid Transit Company.

Franchise granted on May 6, 1890, franchise extended April 18, 1894.

Dismissed January 18, 1921.

Case 463 -- Little Cottonwood Transportation Company

To increase rates.

Began operations for the 1921 season on June 20.

Stations on the line are: Wasatch; Tanners; Drain Tunnel; Sells Mine; and Alta.

Approved September 6, 1921

Case 466 -- Bingham & Garfield Railway and Utah Copper Company

Investigation of complaints of preferential treatment by the railway company in favor of the copper company.

Agreement between Utah Copper Company and Bingham & Garfield Railway on May 28, 1920 allowing the copper company to operate its own trains, using its own equipment and crews, over the railway company's tracks.

Ninety-five percent of the railway's business is from the copper company.

(no date)

Case 476 -- Bingham & Garfield Railway

To discontinue passenger service.

Passenger service is being provided using one coach. That one coach will be replaced by the railway company taking any passengers in the caboose of freight trains.

Approved February 15, 1922.

Case 481 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To discontinue trains #57 and 58 between Smelter, at the wye, and Warner.

Trains #51 and 52 operate between Salt Lake City and Tintic.

Approved December 10, 1921.

Case 515 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct the viaduct for Riverdale Road over the south end of UP's Riverdale Yard in Ogden.

First proposed in May 1919 with the costs being equally shared by the state and the railroad. In April 1920 the federal government was asked to assist in the construction. The federal government requested a 20 foot roadway, instead of an 18 foot roadway, and a 5 foot sidewalk, instead of a 4 foot sidewalk.

Construction was delayed throughout 1921 and 1922. The bridge was finally completed in 1924.

Case 564 -- Ballard & Thompson Railroad

To allow common carrier status.

The railroad is 5.25 miles long and serves the coal mines of the American Fuel Company at Sego.

Approved August 23, 1922

Case 571 -- Carbon County Railway

To allow construction of its railroad line.

Published in the Tribune August 5, 1922.

Approved August 24, 1922.

Case 577 -- Iron County Railway

To allow construction of its railroad line.

Railroad organized by those interested in Columbia Steel to serve their iron ore deposits near Lund.

Protested by LA&SL who intends to build its own railroad line between Lund and Cedar City.

(no date)

Case 580 -- Utah Central Railroad

To build its railroad from Price to Huntington.

Organized August 15, 1922, in South Dakota, "to be constructed to coal mines in Huntington Canyon, Township 16 and 17 South, Range 7 and 8 east, thence northeast to Wellington, also from a point six miles south of Wellington, then in a northerly direction to a junction with Utah Railway, at or near Utah Junction, about 50 miles." The company was filed in South Dakota on August 25, 1922.

The organizers were James H. Mays, Arthur J. Mays, and James L. Newman, all of Salt Lake City, Harry L. Gandy, of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Thomas C. Bradley, of Washington D. C.; all held 10 of the initial 10,000 shares, each selling at $100.00, making for the intended capitalization of $1,000,000.00

Case 652 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To construct a crossing over the D&RGW, the Utah, and the SL&U tracks to allow LA&SL access to the steel plant that is being constructed for Columbia Steel.

Approved June 7, 1923.

Case 659 -- Utah State Road Commission

To decide the division of costs for the construction of the subway under the D&RGW tracks at Price.

Project No. FAP 24–C Carbon County.

Decided March 27, 1924.

Case 684 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To discontinue trains #203 and 204, between Salt Lake City and Bingham.

Approved December 9, 1923.

Case 688 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency and station at Kaysville.

Approved May 3, 1924.

Case 727 -- Utah Rapid Transit Company

To increase rates.

When the URT was separated from UIC, the property consisted of 39.11 miles of trackage: 31.25 miles of single track; 5.81 miles of second track; and 2.05 miles of spur tracks. There was also 44 motor cars, 3 trailers, and 5 work cars.

Approved September 27, 1924.

Case 738 -- Inland Railway

To sell the railroad to Inland Crystal Salt Company, for $59,881, the amount of indebtedness. The amount was the cost of construction of the 3 mile railroad in 1916. The construction was financed by the salt company, secured by a first mortgage.

The railroad operated between the SL,G&W and the salt company's plant, over the property of the salt company.

Dismissed, for lack of jurisdiction, September 25, 1924.

Case 741 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To discontinue regular operation of the portion of the Frisco Branch between Frisco and Newhouse.

The only traffic is water shipments for the area's sheep ranches.

The line was constructed in the latter part of 1904 for the Newhouse Mining Company and the Cactus Mining Company. Newhouse has since been dismantled.

Approved February 27, 1925.

Case 799 -- Union Pacific Railroad

To discontinue trains #223 and 224 between Echo and Coalville.

The Park City mixed train is #225 and 226.

Approved July 10, 1925.

Case 800 -- Utah Railway

To discontinue service between Kingmine (formerly called Hiawatha) and Mohrland.

King Mine No. 2, the only industry at Mohrland, has been closed.

The American Railway Express office at Mohrland closed on March 31, 1925. The U. S. Post Office closed on April 30, 1925.

Approved May 11, 1925.

Case 807 -- Alta Auto & Bus Stage Company

Operates over the narrow gauge railroad tracks between Wasatch and Alta.

Case 809 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To allow auto stage service between Ogden and Logan.

Approved July 15, 1925.

Case 863 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service on the Centerville Line.

Approved September 13, 1926.

Case 868 -- Kenilworth & Helper Railroad

To abandon its railroad line.

The railroad company was incorporated in Wyoming and is 100 percent owned by the Independent Coal & Coke Company. The railroad was leased for operation for 10 years to D&RG on December 1, 1914. The first coal was shipped in October 1907. Shay locomotives of the coal company were used on a separate tramway to bring the coal down to the No. 1 tipple. Shay locomotives of the railroad company have a capacity of 12 cars over the line's 6–1/2 percent grades; 7 empties up from the D&RGW connection at Spring Glen, and 12 to 15 loads down. Current production is 2,200 tons per day and the railroad cannot handle the new, additional tonnage from the newly opened No. 2 mine.

John H. Tonkin, president of the railroad company, is also general manager of the coal company.

(no date)

Case 892 -- Utah Railway

To discontinue all mixed train service.

Equipment being used is a single steel underframe combination coach. Locomotive power is usually a 2-8-0, but occasionally a 2-10-2 or a 2-8-8-2 is used.

Approved August 4, 1926.

Case 895 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue service on the Third East Line, which runs along 7th South, from State Street to 3rd East, then south along 3rd East to 9th South.

To discontinue service on the double track along 5th South from State Street to 5th East, then along 5th East to 9th South.

To discontinue service on the double track along State Street to 9th South, then east along 9th South.

Only that portion along 3rd East from 7th South to 9th South was allowed to be discontinued, and UL&T was ordered to extend the line along 7th South from 3rd East to 4th East, then south along 4th East to 9th South.

Approved August 11, 1926.

Case 902 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To abandon street car line in Logan.

Operated by two cars, #211 and #212.

Route was along Center Street from 6th West to Main Street, then north along Main Street, over the interurban tracks, to 4th North, then east along 4th North to 6th East, then north along 6th East to 9th North. Also a one block line along 7th East from 4th North to 5th North.

Approved September 8, 1926.

Case 928 -- Salt Lake & Utah Railroad vs. Utah Idaho Central Railroad, Bamberger Electric Railroad, and Utah Railway

SL&U complains of high coal rates charged by the other companies.

SL&U receivers appointed July 25, 1925.

UIC receivers appointed August 20, 1926 in case brought by Westinghouse.

The new UIC has been engaged in business since November 20, 1926.

Case 929 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To purchase the Goshen Valley Railroad.

Application withdrawn May 20, 1927.

Case 944 -- Bamberger Electric Railroad

To operate LCL truck service between Salt Lake City and Ogden.

The file contains numerous letterheads.

(no date)

Case 964 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To discontinue trains #101 and 102 between Salt Lake City and Park City.

Replace with mixed train service.

(no date, circa June 1927)

Case 965 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service and remove tracks from South Temple between E Street and Virginia Street.

The line was constructed in 1907.

Salt Lake City is paving South Temple. UL&T's share of the cost would be $39,247.00, a third of the cost.

Approved June 10, 1927.

Case 977 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue North Yard Line, between North Temple and West 9th North.

Approved September 14, 1927.

Case 978 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service on the Seventh South Line, along 7th South from West Temple to 8th West.

Application submitted because of heavy maintenance charges due to crossings over the steam roads.

Case 979 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service on the Holladay Line south of 33rd South.

The line was constructed in 1912 and ran along the east side of Highland Drive from the intersection of 11th East and 21st South to 48th South, then along the north side of 48th South to its end at Holladay.

Approved October 15, 1927.

Case 980 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue operation of the Mill Creek bus line.

The bus operates along 33rd South from Highland Drive to 23rd East, then to the Mill Creek Ward House.

Denied, ordered to continue, August 8, 1928.

Case 981 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To operate a bus route along Highland Drive from 33rd South to Holladay.

Approved October 15, 1927.

Case 982 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service on the Murray–Midvale–Sandy Line south of 48th South.

Approved September 21, 1927.

Case 1014 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service on the Second South Line.

Double track along 2nd South from State Street to 10th East, then south along 10th East to 3rd South; 1.49 miles (7,897 feet) of double track. Approved.

To discontinue street car service on the Fourth South Line.

Double track along Rio Grande Street from 3rd South to 4th South, then east along 4th South to 7th East, then south along 7th East to 5th South; 2.03 miles (10,720 feet) of double track. Approved.

To discontinue street car service on the West Temple Line.

Single track along West Temple from 9th South to 21st South; 1.72 miles (9,093 feet) of single track. Denied.

To discontinue street car service on the Main Street Line.

Double track along Main Street from 5th South to 9th South; 0.59 mile (3,150 feet) of double track. Approved.

To discontinue street car service on the Fifth East Line.

Double track along 5th East from 5th South to 9th South; 0.58 mile (3,100 feet) of double track. Approved.

All lines constructed between 1904 and 1914.

All applications approved, except the West Temple Line, March 23, 1928.

Case 1018 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To reduce passenger service, and discontinue service on Sunday, to Cedar City.

Approved April 18, 1928.

Case 1028 -- Southern Pacific Company

To close the agency at Lemay.

Approved May 23, 1928.

Case 1031 -- Utah Rapid Transit

To discontinue street car service along the line from Five Points to the North Ogden City limits, along Harrisville Avenue.

The area is served adequately by the North Ogden Line along Washington Avenue.

Approved May 5, 1928.

Case 1038 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service on the Fourth East Line.

Along 7th South from State Street to 3rd East, then south along 3rd East to 9th South, then east along 9th South to 4th East, then south along 4th East to 21st South.

To start electric coach service along Main Street from South Temple to 7th South, then east along 7th South to 4th East, then south along 4th East to 21st South.

UL&T wants to substitute electric coach service for street car service along the Fourth East line because Salt Lake City is paving 4th East and it would cost UL&T $170,000.00 for its share of the paving and to pay for the rehabilitation of the street car tracks.

Approved July 9, 1928.

A supplementary order approved on August 1, 1930 allowed UL&T to extend electric coach service along 5th East from Main Street to 7th East, in order to connect with its car barns.

Also to extend electric coach service north along Main Street from South Temple to 2nd North, then east along West Canyon Road, then north along West Canyon Road to the east entrance of the state capital building.

Case 1056 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To extend street car service along West Temple from 21st South to D&RGW's Park City Branch, and to operate over D&RGW's tracks to Roper Yard at 5th West and 21st South.

Approved August 9, 1928.

Case 1063 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue motor bus service between White's Hill and "Highway" in Bountiful, via the Val Verda district.

Street car service north of the north city limits of Salt Lake City was discontinued on September 20, 1926, per order in Case #863. That point where passengers transfer from street car to motor bus is now called Terminal.

The motor buses are made by Mack.

The route of the motor bus Davis County Line leaves the paved highway at White's Hill and the unpaved route along County Road No. 2 (present day Orchard Drive) is causing wear and tear on the buses. The buses make trip after trip without a single passenger; practically every family along the route owns an automobile.

Case #1075 was approved on April 5, 1929 to dismiss this case (#1063) and to allow UL&T cut street car service back to Warm Springs during off–peak hours and provide street car service to Terminal only during rush hours. The motor bus for the Davis County Line is to connect with the street car at all times, at Warm Springs or at Terminal. The motor bus service to Val Verda is to remain unchanged.

Case 1070 -- Eureka Hill Railway

To discontinue service and abandon entire railroad.

The railroad is 8.5 miles long and serves the Dragon Mine, the Iron Blossom Mine, the Colorado Mine, and the Sioux Mine, all in the Tintic Mining District. All the mines in the district are closed, except for the Sioux and the Iron Blossom, which are occupied mainly with exploration and development work. The district's ore reserves have been depleted since 1922.

The railroad was offered to the Tintic Standard Mining Company, but they refused the offer, even with very easy terms.

The railroad was leased to Werritt & Simpson in September 1927. Their operation for the past year has been at a loss and in September 1928 they gave notice that they wanted to give up the lease. The last day of operation was on September 25, 1928.

On September 29th the railroad notified the Commission that they were closed down, but the Commission told them that they must make formal application.

The railroad is entirely owned by the Knight Investment Company, with J. W. Knight as president and general manager.

Notice of the railroad ending service and operation was published in the Eureka Reporter on November 29, 1928.

Approved December 10, 1928.

Case 1071 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To discontinue trains #409 and 410 between Springville and Silver City, over the Tintic Branch.

Approved March 1, 1929)

Case 1076 -- St. John & Ophir Railroad

To discontinue service and abandon entire railroad.

ICC Finance Docket 7108.

Case 1103 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

Case 1104 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To close the joint agency at Silver City, approved May 22, 1929.

Case 1112 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service along 9th East.

To start electric coach service along 1st South from Main Street to State Street, then south along State Street to 3rd South, then east along 3rd South to 9th East, then south along 9th South to Parkway Avenue, about 25th South.

Approved June 14, 1929.

Case 1123 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service along 15th East from 17th South to 21st South. Also to substitute motor bus service along the same route.

Salt Lake City is paving 15th East and UL&T's share of the paving costs, along with the costs of rehabilitation of the street car line, would be $27,000.00.

Approved December 19, 1929.

Case 1133 -- Southern Pacific Company

To close the agency at Cecil Junction, the junction with the Promontory Branch, 0.9 mile north of Ogden.

Approved August 26, 1929.

Case 1147 -- Western Pacific Railroad

To close the agency at Salduro, located 8 miles east of Wendover.

The agency was opened in 1917 to serve a potash and salt plant, which has since closed.

Approved December 17, 1929.

Case 1160 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To discontinue gasoline motor car service on the Fillmore Branch, from Delta to Fillmore, and to replace it with motor bus service.

The branch went into operation in 1923 and the gasoline motor car service began on June 10, 1929. Between November 1929 and February 1930 the car never operated with more than two passengers, mostly no passengers.

Millard County is in favor of the change.

Approved March 31, 1930, effective by the railroad on April 3, 1930.

Case 1164 -- Southern Pacific Company

To close the agency at Promontory Point, halfway on the Lucin Cut–off over the Great Salt Lake, 23.8 miles from Ogden and 23.3 miles from Lakeside.

The agency was opened to receive materials for the double–

tracking of the Lucin Cut–off. The project is now complete and the telegraph operator there is no longer needed.

Approved June 18, 1930.

Case 1174 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service on the Warm Springs Line, and to substitute electric coach service along the same route.

The route ran west along 2nd South from Main Street to West Temple, then north along West Temple to North Temple, then west along North Temple to 2nd West, then north along 2nd West to Beck Street, then north along Beck Street to 9th North (Warm Springs).

The tracks are to remain in place north along 2nd West to West High School and street car service will be continued during morning and evening hours during the school season.

Approved September 15, 1930.

Case 1176 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete bridge for U. S. Highway 91 over the UP's tracks at 30th Street in Ogden, replacing a wooden structure.

Approved July 1930.

Case 1181 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To discontinue trains 67 and 68 between Salt Lake City and Garfield.

Approved August 11, 1930.

Case 1192 -- Southern Pacific Company

To close the non–agency station at Carver.

The siding was used only for sugar beet loading for the Amalgamated Sugar Company, which has dismantled all of its beet loading equipment.

Approved October 18, 1930.

Case 1196 -- Salt Lake, Garfield & Western Railway

To discontinue passenger service to Garfield.

Garfield Station on the SL,G&W is located about one mile from Garfield Townsite.

Approved October 18, 1930.

Case 1197 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To have train service between Lund and Cedar City only during the tourist season and motor bus service during the rest of the year.

To discontinue trains #3 and 4 between Salt Lake City and Lund and trains #103 and 104 between Lund and Cedar City, effective October 29, 1930.

Approved October 25, 1930.

Case 1208 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service, and to remove its tracks from along West Temple, from 13th South to 21st South.

The line was constructed in 1912.

Salt Lake City is paving West Temple and UL&T's share of the paving, along with the cost of rehabilitation of the street car tracks is $42,000.00.

Approved April 20, 1931, with the condition that UL&T provide motor bus service or trackless trolley service in lieu of street car service.

Case 1210 -- Union Pacific Railroad

To close the agency at Keetley.

Approved June 2, 1931.

Case 1211 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Westwater.

Approved May 4, 1931.

Case 1213 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Sunnyside.

Carbon County Railway has no equipment. All train service is provided under contract by D&RGW.

Approved June 5, 1931.

Case 1218 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To close the agency at Juab.

Approved December 31, 1931.

Case 1230 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Castle Gate.

Approved August 18, 1931.

Case 1231 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Dividend.

Approved September 29, 1931.

Case 1244 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Bingham.

Approved December 28, 1931.

Case 1245 -- Oregon Short Line Railroad

To close the agency at Hot Springs.

Approved December 31, 1931.

Case 1249 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To close the agency at Cutler.

Approved December 11, 1931.

Case 1254 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service along West Temple between 5th South to 13th South.

To discontinue motor bus service along West Temple between 13th South and 21st South.

To start electric coach service along West Temple from 2nd South to 21st South.

To start electric coach service along 1st South from West Temple to Main Street.

To start electric coach service along 4th South from West Temple to Main Street.

Approved December 16, 1931.

Case 1259 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To discontinue passenger service on the Eureka Branch, Mammoth Branch, and Silver City Branch (the Tintic Subdivision).

File is empty, see #1267, below.

(no date, circa February 1932)

Case 1263 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete overpass over the Union Pacific Railroad and the Western Pacific Railroad for a new state highway, called the Garfield Cut–off.

(no date, circa February 1932)

Case 1264 -- Union Pacific Railroad

To close the agency at Peterson.

The agency serves Mountain Green, Enterprise, and Peterson, all with populations of between 50 and 100 people.

The freight house to remain in place, but will be locked.

Approved December 29, 1932.

Case 1267 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad and George Forsey

The railroad to transfer to George Forsey to mail, baggage, and express auto truck service between Tintic Junction and Eureka, Mammoth, and Silver City.

Approved March 9, 1932.

Case 1268 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad and Moyle Sargent

The railroad to transfer to Moyle Sargent, the motor bus service from Delta to Fillmore.

The railroad had substituted motor bus service for the gasoline rail motor car service in April 1930.

Approved March 21, 1932.

Case 1269 -- Utah Rapid Transit

To close the agency and station at Huntsville.

The train will arrive 15 minutes earlier, at 7:45 am, to provide the 33 students with someplace warm to wait until train departure at 8:00 am.

Stations like this, with school trains that wait to provide shelter for the students, are also on the UIC at Wellsville, Millville, Providence, and Hyde Park.

Approved November 25, 1932, after Case #1281 was approved on September 3, 1932, allowing URT to end train service and substitute motor bus service, along with light motor truck service for LCL traffic, between Ogden and Huntsville. The bus will now wait, rather than the train.

Case 1272 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue motor bus service between Bountiful High School (at 4th North and Main Street in Bountiful) and the north city limits of Centerville.

Six daily trips are provided along the route. There is no service provided on Sundays and holidays.

Bountiful High School is the terminal of the Val Verda motor bus service from 15th North and Beck Street in Salt Lake City, which is the connection between the motor bus and the street cars.

The Commission's decision also approved Bamberger Transportation Company's request that they be allowed to take passengers over the route, at the passenger's request.

Approved May 9, 1932.

Case 1274 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Spring City.

Approved May 6, 1932.

Case 1275 -- Oregon Short Line Railroad

To close the agency at Willard.

The station is located about a mile west of town, while the station of the UIC is located in the center of town.

Protested by the citizens of Willard because they had donated the site of the station.

Approved June 2, 1932.

Case 1278 -- Oregon Short Line Railroad

To close the agency at Roy.

Approved November 10, 1932.

Case 1279 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To close the agency at Oasis.

The farmers in the region are in bad shape because of a drought and they are hauling wood for fuel rather than buying coal.

Approved November 29, 1932.

Supplementary order approved on November 6, 1947 allowed the railroad to completely close the station building. All business now goes to Delta, five miles north.

The station building will be converted to living quarters for the signal maintainer.

Case 1280 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To close the agency at Beryl.

Approved December 7, 1932.

The agency was closed on July 1, 1933.

The agency was temporarily reopened in the spring of 1947 to accept materials for the construction of the CTC on the Utah Division. That project was completed in the spring of 1948 and the agency was again closed.

Case 1281 -- Utah Rapid Transit Company

To discontinue railroad service and remove its tracks from the route between Ogden and Huntsville.

There is a well maintained public highway that parallels the entire route.

Approved September 3, 1932, with the condition that URT substitute motor bus service and light motor truck service for the train service.

A supplementary order approved on November 9, 1940 approved Ogden Rapid Transit Company's request to cancel the entire Ogden canyon route. All rights of the Utah Rapid Transit Company were transferred to the Ogden Rapid Transit Company on December 16, 1936.

Case 1282 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete overpass bridge for U. S. Highway 50 over the D&RGW at Moark, at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon.

Project No. FAP 73–F.

(no date)

Case 1283 -- Bamberger Railroad

To relocate tracks near Glovers Lane to accommodate construction of the new state highway between Bountiful and Farmington (Project No. FAP 112–A).

Approved August 24, 1932.

Case 1284 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue motor bus service along Highland Drive to Holladay, from a connection with the street car (at Sugar House?), and to substitute direct motor bus service (on a less frequent schedule) between Salt Lake City and Holladay.

Approved July 9, 1932.

Case 1285 -- Southern Pacific Company

To close the non–agency at Surbon, located on the Promontory Branch, 22 miles from Corinne and 44 miles from Kelton.

Approved August 20, 1932.

Case 1286 -- Southern Pacific Company

To close the agency at Terrace, located on the Promontory Branch, 32 miles from Kelton. There are now no buildings or sidings at the station.

Approved August 20, 1932.

Case 1287 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service and to remove the tracks from the route along 2nd South west from 8th West to Orange Street (Route No. 17). The tracks were laid in 1911, with the bridge over the Jordan River put in by American Bridge Company in 1910.

Car No. 11 is used on the route.

UL&T wants to discontinue the route because its crossing over the OSL is in need of repairs.

Dismissed August 7, 1933.

Case 1290 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue the Upper Road motor bus route, from 15th North and Beck Street in Salt Lake City north to Bountiful High School, at 4th North and Main Street in Bountiful, by way of Val Verda.

Motor bus No. 11 is used on the route because it has softer springs and the road is very bumpy.

Approved October 15, 1932, with the condition that UL&T continue to provide motor bus service along U. S. Highway 91, north from Salt Lake City to Bountiful.

Case 1291 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete overpass bridge for U. S. Highway 50 over the D&RGW tracks near Colton.

Project No. FAP 95–D.

Approved November 9, 1932.

Case 1297 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To remove the street car tracks from U. S. Highway 91 from 15th North and Beck Street north to a point called Terminal, 200 to 300 feet north of the Salt Lake/Davis County line, 1.59 miles (8,400 feet) of trackage.

UL&T is making the application because the Utah State Road Commission wants to widen the highway from 20 feet to 40 feet.

The street car tracks have not been used since March 4, 1932.

Approved December 1, 1932.

Case 1298 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To change Route 18 and Route 19 from street car service to electric trolley coach service.

Route 18 runs west along North Temple from main Street to 9th West, then north along 9th West to 4th North, then west along 4th North to 12th West.

Route 19 runs west along North Temple from Main Street to 5th West, then north along 5th West to 4th north.

Reroute Route 18 to run west along North Temple from Main Street to the Salt Lake Municipal Airport.

Extend Route 19 to run west along 4th North from its former end at 5th West to 12th West, and the former end of route 18.

The change is desired to provide common carrier service for the War Department between Fort Douglas (on Route 4) and the new Air Squadron that will be housed at the Salt Lake Municipal Airport.

Approved September 10, 1940.

Case 1304 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To close the agency at Clear Lake.

Business for the agency is primarily railroad owned water shipped to that point for railroad use only.

Approved June 13, 1933.

Case 1305 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Colton.

After May 8, 1931 the agency was only open between April 15th and June 30th and between September 1st and October 31st.

Approved April 14, 1933.

Case 1307 -- Utah Rapid Transit Company

To discontinue street car service along 28th Street in Ogden.

The route runs east along 28th Street from Washington Avenue to Jefferson Avenue, then south along Jefferson Avenue to 33rd Street.

Approved June 13, 1933.

Case 1311 -- Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

To close the agency at Mammoth.

Approved October 13, 1933.

Case 1432 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service, substitute motor bus service, and to remove the tracks for Route 12, south along State Street from 9th South to Regal Avenue in Murray. 5.57 miles of trackage.

Approved November 15, 1933.

Case 1512 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete subway for U. S. Highway 91 under the Bamberger Railroad in south Bountiful (now the 2nd West crossing of 5th West).

The crossing is where the most intense highway traffic in the state, at 5,000 cars per day, crosses the most intense railroad traffic in the state, at 30 trains per day.

Bamberger calls the station "Parkins".

Approved March 2, 1934.

Case 1523 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Moroni.

Denied November 30, 1934.

Case 1524 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Riverton.

SL&U runs 10 trains per day directly through the business center of Riverton.

Approved August 3, 1934.

Case 1610 -- Oregon Short Line Railroad

To close the agency at Collinston.

Approved October 19, 1934.

Case 1619 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To remove the street car tracks from along 2nd West and Beck Street from 1st North to 15th North.

The route is double track along 2nd West from 1st North to Agate Street, then single track along 2nd West, Beck Street, Everett Avenue, and Hot Springs Street to the terminus at 15th North and Beck Street.

Also to remove the tracks from the single track street car route west along 5th North from 2nd West to the material yards on 5th North (at about 5th West). Access to the material yards is available by other routes (along 4th West).

The street car tracks are no longer needed because electric trolley coach service was allowed along the route in Case #1174. Street cars were last operated on September 15, 1930.

The Utah State Road Commission intends to resurface U. S.

Highway 89 and 91, along 2nd West and Beck Street.

Case 1658 -- Utah's Railroads

General freight rate increase for all the railroads.

From the brief of Columbia Steel Corporation:

Ironton plant began operations on May 1, 1924.

Between 1924 and 1934, the plant produced
1,189,598 tons of pig iron
825,574 tons of coke
44,702 tons of sulfate of ammonia
35,939 tons of benzol

The pig iron is shipped to plants in Pittsburg and Torrance, California.

Case 1660 -- Salt Lake & Utah Railroad

To close the agency at Salem.

Approved December 20, 1934.

Case 1663 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue gasoline motor bus service along 21st South from 11th East and 21st East, and along 15th East from 17th South to 21st South.

Street car service was discontinued on March 25, 1930, as allowed in Case #1123 on December 19, 1929.

Dismissed November 15, 1935.

Case 1671 -- Utah Rapid Transit Company

To remove tracks from the right of way between Ogden and Huntsville.

Service is provided by motor bus and light motor truck, as allowed in Case #1281 on September 3, 1932.

The tracks are to be removed from Black Rock Point in Ogden Canyon to Huntsville to allow the construction of Pine View Dam. The railroad tracks from Ogden to Black Rock Point will be used to supply materials for the construction of the dam.

Approved October 19, 1934.

Case 1716 -- Union Pacific Railroad

To close the agency at Uintah.

Approved March 16, 1935.

Case 1725 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete subway for State Street under the UP and D&RGW tracks near Midvale.

Project No. NRH 119–H (1935).

Approved March 25, 1935.

Case 1762 -- Oregon Short Line Railroad

To close the agency at Dewey.

Approved September 9, 1935.

Case 1773 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To remove the street car tracks along 21st South from 11th east to 15th East.

Tracks are no longer used because the street car service was replaced by gasoline motor bus service south along 15th east to 21st South, then west along 21st South to 11th east.

The Utah State Road Commission plans to widen, straighten, and resurface 21st South.

Approved June 21, 1935.

Case 1779 -- Utah Rapid Transit Company

To replace all street car service with gasoline motor bus service, and to abandon and remove all of the street car tracks from the streets of Ogden.

Approved August 5, 1935.

Case 1783 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To remove the street car tracks from Route 1, Route 2, and Third Avenue–Fort Douglas Line.

Approved August 3, 1935.

Case 1786 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To remove the street car tracks from the following streets:

Motor bus service has been substituted for street car service on all of the routes.

The application is being made because Salt Lake City intends to improve and resurface all of the streets.

Approved August 3, 1935.

Case 1807 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete subway U. S. Highway 30 under the UP and UIC tracks, north of Brigham City.

Project No. WPGH 38–A (1936).

Approved November 9, 1935.

Case 1828 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete subway for U. S. Highway 50 under the D&RGW tracks at Springville.

Project No. NRH 37–A.

Approved May 25, 1936.

Case 1829 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct an overhead crossing for U. S. Highway 189 over the tracks of UP's Park City Branch at Wanship.

Project No. WPGH 76–E.

Approved October 6, 1936.

Case 1871 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete overhead viaduct crossing for Center Street (State Highway 114) over the UP and D&RGW tracks in Provo.

U. S. Works Program Grade Crossing Project No. WPGM 203.

Using 100 percent federal funds.

Approved January 8, 1937.

Case 1872 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete subway for Janet Street under the tracks of D&RGW in Helper.

Works Program Project No. WPGM 202.

Approved December 30, 1936.

Case 1883 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service on Routes 3 and 23 (Third East–State Capital) and to substitute gasoline motor bus service on the same routes.

Approved July 16, 1936.

Case 1888 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To remove the street car tracks from former street car Routes 1 and 2 (Avenues).

Both routes are now operated with gasoline motor buses and the tracks are no longer needed.

Approved August 22, 1936.

Case 1895 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete overpass bridge for the Garfield–Saltair Highway over the tracks of LA&SL and WP.

Project No. WPGM 201.

Approved December 22, 1936.

Case 1918 -- Southern Pacific Company

To discontinue service on the Promontory Branch between Kelton and Water Cress.

Approved March 31, 1937.

Case 1933 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete overpass bridge for Wasatch Boulevard over the tracks of D&RGW, at the mouth of Parleys Canyon, to connect with U. S. Highway 40.

Later called the Stillman Bridge.

Works Program Project No. WPSO 197–B, "Parley's Canyon Bridge".

Approved September 23, 1937.

Case 1953 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To remove the former street car tracks along West Temple.

All routes along West Temple are now either gasoline motor bus or electric trolley coach.

Approved June 1, 1937.

Case 1974 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To remove the street car tracks formerly used by part of Route 5 and all of Route 10.

Approved July 22, 1937.

Case 2024 -- Union Pacific Railroad

To close the agency at Portage.

Approved April 1, 1938.

Case 2074 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete overhead viaduct for U. S. Highway 89 over the tracks of D&RGW's Marysvale Branch at Hilltop.

Federal Aid Grade Crossing Project No. FAGH 72–G (FAP–72).

Present road is now gravel.

Approved June 7, 1938.

Case 2075 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete overhead viaduct for U. S. Highway 189 over the tracks of D&RGW in Provo Canyon.

Both the railroad and the highway have been relocated due to the construction of Deer Creek Dam and Reservoir.

Federal Aid Grade Crossing Project No. FAGH 65–C.

Approved June 7, 1938.

Case 2089 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue gasoline motor bus service to Bountiful.

To discontinue street car service along 7th East from 27th South to 33rd South.

To "remove certain tracks from certain streets".

Approved May 20, 1938.

Case 2172 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To change the layout and relocate some of the tracks in the vicinity of the Ogden Repair Shops, to allow the construction of Wall Avenue along the west side of its property.

Approved October 8, 1938.

Case 2227 -- Southern Pacific Company

To close the agency at Kelton.

Only one train per week.

Approved June 12, 1939.

Case 2281 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service along Highland Drive from 21st South to 27th South, and to remove the tracks.

Approved August 1, 1939.

Case 2298 -- Salt Lake & Utah Railroad

To do business as a common carrier.

The company is no longer in receivership and has been sold.

Approved September 6, 1939.

Case 2336 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

Supplementary order of March 16, 1948 approving the receiver's request to destroy the records of the corporation because they are no longer of use.

Case 2381 -- Union Pacific Railroad

To abandon Grass Creek Spur.

One car was shipped in 1936, 11 cars shipped in 1937, 3 cars shipped in 1938, no cars shipped in 1939 and thereafter.

The spur is 5.59 miles long. Originally built as a 2.87 mile branch in 1880. Reconstructed and extended 2.72 miles in 1895–96 to serve the Grass Creek Mine. The mine has not operated since the winter of 1939. The coal was sold to OUR&D, who now gets its coal elsewhere. There was never any passenger service on the line. The line has been wholly owned by UP since 1923.

Approved June 15, 1940.

Case 2398 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To install a grade crossing on the Tintic Branch near the mouth of Homanville Canyon (now called Pinion Canyon).

Operation was from Springville to Eureka one day and return the next day.

(no date, circa September 1940)

Case 2404 -- Salt Lake, Garfield & Western Railway

To install a grade crossing over North Temple at 21st West for a spur to the new U. S. Army Air Base being built on 166 acres to house a Bomber Squadron.

Project No. FAP 120–C, at the expense of the U. S. government. Application was filed by Salt Lake City for the U. S. government.

(Notes show "Aug - Dec 1940")

Case 2417 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

For the Utah Idaho Central Railroad Corporation to take over the property of the Utah Idaho Central Railroad Company.

Approved October 29, 1940.

Case 2419 -- Utah Rapid Transit Company

Other information from file:

Ogden Rapid Transit Company was granted franchises from Ogden City on January 26, 1907, February 21, 1907, and June 16, 1925.

A franchise for Wall Avenue south of 21st Street was granted on March 30, 1909.

Case 2425 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Goshen.

Approved October 29, 1940.

Case 2426 -- Airways Motor Coach Lines vs. Utah Light & Traction Company

Dispute between the two companies over routing of buses along 21st East in the vicinity of 21st South.

Airways is operating a bus route from downtown Salt Lake City south along State Street to 21st South, then east along 21st South to 21st East, then south along 21st East to 33rd South, then east along 33rd South to 23rd East, then south along 23rd East to Holladay–Cottonwood.

(no date, circa December 1940)

Case 2440 -- Bamberger Railroad

To construct a spur to serve the new Ogden Arsenal.

Approved January 1941.

Case 2444 -- Tooele Valley Railway

To discontinue passenger service.

Approved September 1941. The railroad agreed to delay abandonment of passenger service until motor bus service could be started between Tooele and Smelter in February 1942.

Case 2446 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete grade separation bridge for the D&RGW's Park City Branch over U. S. Highway 40 at Altus.

Project No. FAGH 49 (2) (3), "Altus Underpass".

Approved February 18, 1941.

Case 2449 -- Utah Light & Traction Company

To discontinue street car service on the last street car route.

Approved March 20, 1941.

Case 2454 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Fairview.

Approved June 10, 1941.

Case 2470 -- Utah State Road Commission

Case 2471 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct underpass subways for the access roads to Hill Field, under the tracks of the Bamberger Railroad at Clearfield and Layton.

(no date, circa June 1941)

Case 2478 -- Union Pacific Railroad

To close the agency at Hyrum.

Approved June 28, 1941.

Case 2484 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To construct a spur to serve the Remington Small Arms Plant (crossing Redwood Road in Salt Lake City at about 15th South).

Approved August 4, 1941.

Case 2544 -- Union Pacific Railroad

To abandon part of the Evona Branch, from the connection with the OSL mainline to the crossing of the new U. S. Highway 91, also called the Roy–Hot Springs Highway.

The portion of the Evona Branch that the railroad wants to abandon has only been used to store cars since 1912. The new OSL mainline was built between Roy and Ogden in 1906.

The railroad now wants to abandon the portion of the branch because the Utah State Road Commission intends to improve the highway between Roy and Hot Springs and the railroad does not need the crossing for the branch.

Approved March 30, 1942.

Case 2593 -- Union Pacific Railroad

To close the agency at Sandy.

Approved June 30, 1942.

Case 2599 -- Oregon Short Line Railroad

To close the agency at Farmington.

The last business was material for the transcontinental cable for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Other convenient stations are at Woods Cross and Kaysville.

Approved July 21, 1942.

Supplement order on July 26, 1948 approved the railroad's request to remove the station building.

Case 2608 -- Union Pacific Railroad

To add two tracks to the grade crossing for 33rd Street in Ogden, as part of the Riverdale Yard expansion project.

Approved August 5, 1942.

Case 2610 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete overpass viaduct for 21st South (State Highway 201) over the tracks of D&RGW.

21st South is the main access road to the new Utah Ordnance Plant of the Remington Arms Company and the automobile traffic has increased greatly because of the war.

Project No. AI–FAP 218–A (1), construction no. DA–WI No.1 (1).

Approved September 4, 1942.

Case 2621 -- Oregon Short Line Railroad

To abandon the western 1.24 mile portion of the Thatcher Branch.

Constructed in 1903 for the Utah Idaho Sugar Company as a 7.3 mile spur west from Tremonton to Nelson to load sugar beets for the sugar factory at Garland. OSL purchased the line from the sugar company in 1922.

Approved October 19, 1942.

Case 2626 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To construct a spur from the Sunnyside Branch across State Highway 123 at Dragerton to serve the Ryberg Construction Company and the Strong and Grant Construction Company who are building housing facilities for the employees of Columbia Steel Corporation and the Defense Plant Corporation at its Horse Canyon Mine.

Approved November 23, 1942.

Case 2631 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a level grade crossing for State Highway 68 (Redwood Road) over UP's Fairfield Branch, three miles south of Camp Williams.

Union Pacific is operating two trains per week over the branch.

Approved November 17, 1942.

Case 2750 -- K. L. Storrs and Utah Railway

To construct a grade crossing for a private road over the Utah Railway's National (Gordon Creek) Branch.

From the November 23, 1943 testimony of R. J. Vaughn (Superintendent of Utah Railway since March 1920):

Utah Railway is currently operating six trains per week up Gordon Creek Canyon; three empty trains and three loaded trains.

During some winter months, two trains (with helper locomotives) are operated per day.

Before the National Coal Railway was completed, coal from the Gordon Creek mines was loaded at a loading platform at Wildcat Siding.

Case 2757 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To discontinue telegraph operators at Park City.

During December 1943 eleven empty cars were received and eleven loads were shipped.

(no date)

Case 2768 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a concrete overhead viaduct for U. S. Highway 89 and 91 over the UP and UIC tracks at Hot Springs, also called Nye Crossing.

Federal Aid Project No. SN–FAGH 214–F.

(no date)

Case 2776 -- Salt Lake City Lines

(file not in folder, "checked out to Cherry, 11 June 80")

Case 2800 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To close the agency at Hyde Park.

Approved May 1, 1945.

Case 2804 -- Malcolm N. McKinnon (d/b/a American Fuel Company)

Other information from file:

The mine is located in Huntington Canyon.

(no date)

Case 2809 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct a level grade crossing for 8th North over the tracks of the Bamberger Railroad.

Project No. FAGM 65–A (1), FAP No. 165B.

Numbers for other projects in the vicinity:

(no date)

Case 2814 -- Utah Power & Light Company and Utah Light & Traction Company

The UP&L to assume the interests of UL&T.

The UL&T sold all of its transportation interests and transferred all of its rights to operate street cars, electric trolley coaches, and gasoline motor buses to Salt Lake City Lines on July 13, 1944. UL&T retained its electrical distribution system, including the system for the Salt Lake City Lines' street cars and electric trolley coaches.

In PSC Case 2652, the Commission approved the consolidation of UP&L's and UL&T's electric properties.

Approved November 25, 1944.

Case 2818 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To abandon the North Ogden Line.

Approved December 13, 1944.

Case 2832 -- Utah State Road Commission

To construct an underpass subway for the entrance road to Ogden Arsenal under the Bamberger railroad at Sunset.

Federal Access Road Project No. DA–WR 156 (1).

Approved May 2, 1945.

Case 2841 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To close the agency at Millville.

The agent has resigned and the railroad has been unable to fill the position with a qualified person due to the labor shortage because of the war.

In 1944 the agency received nineteen carloads of coal and handled 2,731 pounds of less–than–carload traffic.

Approved May 1, 1945.

Case 2854 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To construct a spur on the Park City Branch at 6th East, in Salt Lake City, to serve the plant of Otto Buehner & Company.

Approved May 21, 1945.

Case 2856 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To construct a spur at 21st Street and Wall Avenue, in Ogden, to serve Ken's Salvage Yard.

To remove a spur in the same vicinity that serves Rocky Mountain Packing Company.

Approved June 26, 1945.

Case 2861 -- Salt Lake & Utah Railroad

To close the depot on Center Street in Provo. The depot will be replaced by a new one to be built on SL&U's freight line along 5th South.

Also to abandon its tracks to the Center Street depot, provided that it is not required to remove them.

The normal five month deadline for action was waived because of the labor shortage due to the war.

Approved July 2, 1945.

Case 2925 -- Salt Lake & Utah Railroad

To abandon all service and discontinue operation of its entire line of railroad.

Protested by Pleasant Grove Lumber & Supply Company because it is the only railroad served coal yard in the vicinity. The company sold $11,250 in coal in 1944.

Protested by H. W. Jacobs Feed & Grain Company of Pleasant Grove. They have shipped forty carloads of feed in the past year.

(no date, circa late 1945)

Case 2941 -- Airway Motor Coach Lines and Salt Lake City Lines

Salt Lake City Lines to purchase the stock, equipment, and interests of the Airways Motor Coach Lines.

Airways was incorporated in Wyoming, owned 23 buses, and provided all bus service south of 2100 South, east of Redwood Road, and west of Wasatch Boulevard to the south line of Salt Lake County. The Airways bus shops were located at 29 East 900 South, between Main Street and State Street.

Salt Lake City Lines in engaged in bus and electric coach operation in Salt Lake City. No mention is made of street car service.

The purchase price was $125,000.00 with the purchase agreement signed on February 4, 1946.

Approved February 27, 1946. To take effect was March 1, 1946.

Case 3059 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close the agency at Kearns.

The agency served the U. S. Army's Camp Kearns exclusively for the movement of military property and personal to the camp, which is now closed.

Approved December 31, 1946.

Case 3063 -- Western Pacific Railroad

To construct a spur at 100 South near 400 West, in Salt Lake City, to serve the R. W. Frank Company.

Approved November 2, 1946.

Case 3070 -- Southern Pacific Company

To abandon and remove the spur at Marriott, 2.3 miles west of Ogden on the Lucin Cut–off.

The spur was built for the Amalgamated Sugar Company for sugar beet loading. It was sold to SP in 1939 and the railroad has since used the spur only for car storage.

Approved December 31, 1946.

Case 3071 -- Salt Lake Terminal Company and Bamberger Railroad

To construct a spur at 1st South near 5th West.

Approved December 31, 1946.

Case 3078 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To close the agency at Willard, approved January 16, 1947.

In 1944 the agency shipped 10,196 pounds of less-than-carload traffic; received thirteen carloads of coal and two carloads of "shooks"; shipped twenty-two carloads of celery and one car each of onions and potatoes.

In 1945 the agency handled 5,558 pounds of less-than-carload traffic; received eleven carloads of coal and one carload of baskets; shipped seven carloads of onions and one carload of machinery.

The entire route between Ogden and Preston is paralleled by Fuller–Topance Truck Line and Cook Transportation Company.

Case 3079 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To close the agency at Honeyville, approved January 16, 1947.

Case 3080 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To close the agency at Mendon, approved January 16, 1947.

Case 3081 -- Utah Idaho Central Railroad

To close the agency at Wellsville, approved January 16, 1947.

Case 3084 -- Bamberger Railroad

To construct a spur at 7th North and 3rd West, approved January 27, 1947.

Case 3090 -- Bamberger Railroad

To close and remove the grade crossing at 14th North in Salt Lake City.

The railroad is operating 38 passenger trains per day over the crossing, along with 20 freight and switching movements per day.

Approved August 27, 1947.

Case 3100 -- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

To close and remove the grade crossing at 9th South in Provo.

Utah Supreme Court case 7416.

U. S. Third District Court, Central Division Bankruptcy case 16112.

Civil Court case 770.

(no date)

Case 3121 -- Ogden Transit Company

To purchase the Ogden car barns of the Utah Idaho Central Railroad.

Utah Idaho Central Railroad ceased operations at 12:01 am on February 16, 1947.

The car barns were erected in 1915, they measure (in feet) 90 x 325 x 23 high, made of brick.

Approved May 28, 1947.

Case 3146 -- Deseret Livestock Company vs. Union Pacific Railroad

To expand the stock handling facilities at Wahsatch.

Utah Supreme Court case 7219.

(no date)

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