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Railroads of Utah, Corporation Information, Part 3

From the records of the State of Utah

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Iron Mountain & Utah Valley Railroad

Organized: September 4, 1873

Filed: September 15, 1873

Utah index number: 4292

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $273,000

Number of shares:

Route:

From Iron City, Utah, in Iron County, to the southern end of the Utah Southern Railroad in Utah County, a distance of about 273 miles

Incorporators and directors:

Warren N. Dusenberry Provo 150
William H. Dame Parawon 100
Edward Dalton Parawon 100
George A. Smith SLC 100
Homer Duncan Cedar City 250
A. J. Stewart Provo 100
Silas S. Smith Parawon 150
W. B. Pace Provo 150
Ebenezer Hanks Iron City 2
Vemstead Rencher Grass Valley 200
A. J. Stewart Jr. Provo 150

Additional shareholders:

Jesse N. Smith Parawon 150 Treasurer
Chatman Duncan Washington City 100  
Louis Fisher Iron City 100  
William C. Mitchell Parawon 100  
Joseph Fish Parawon 100  
Samuel H. Rogers Parawon 108  
George Holyoak Jr. Parawon 20  
Louis Root Cedar City 150  
William M. West Parawon 150  
William Adams Parawon 100  
Samuel Leigh Cedar City 100  
L. W. Romney Kannerech 100  

See also: Reeder, page 408

Juab, San Pete & Sevier Railroad

Organized: October 3, 1872

Filed: October , 1872

Utah index number: 4286

Dissolved:

Capital stock: 2,100,000 (21,000 shares @ 100)

Purpose:

To build, own, operate, and maintain a narrow gauge railroad between Nephi in Juab County and Marysvale in Piute County and also branches to the coal beds

Route:

From Nephi, east along Salt Creek, then south through San Pete and Sevier Counties to Marysvale, a distance of about 120 miles, with a branch to the coal beds near Fairview, a distance of about 12 miles, and a branch to the coal beds near Wales, a distance of about six miles, and a branch to Bullion, in Piute County, a distance of about seven miles, the total length being about 140 miles

Incorporators and directors:

Brigham Young   77
Joseph A. Young SLC 400
George Peacock Manti 25
A. Milton Musser SLC 10
Daniel H. Wells SLC 10

Additional shareholders:

George A. Smith SLC 10
George Q. Cannon SLC 30
T. W. Ellerbeck SLC 10
D. McKenzie SLC 10
James Jack SLC 10
Robert R. Anderson SLC 10
H. B. Clawson SLC 50
W. W. Riter SLC 10
Orson Hyde Spring City 5
A. J. Moffat Manti 25
LeGrand Young SLC 10

See also: Reeder, page 409

Kenilworth & Helper Railway

Organized: 1911

Filed:

Route:

Spring Glen, on D&RG, east to Kenilworth, all in Carbon County.

Remarks:

Owned by Independent Coal & Coke Co., the coal mining company that developed the Kenilworth mine; the line was completed in 1907; the railroad company was incorporated to operate the line; sold to D&RGW in 1926 and replaced by the D&RGW's Kenilworth Branch

(Read more about the Kenilworth & Helper Railway)

Lehi & Tintic Railroad

Organized: October 18, 1872

Filed: November 22, 1872

Utah index number: 4287

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $1,000,000 (10,000 shares @ $100)

Purpose:

To construct a railroad from a point at or the city of Lehi to a point in the Tintic Valley in Juab or Tooele Counties, a distance of about 50 miles

Incorporators and directors:

William Jennings SLC 25
H. B. Clawson SLC 25
Frank Fuller SLC 15
James S. Clark New Orleans 50
Elias L. Beard San Francisco 50
E. J. Palmer San Francisco 50
A. 0. Smoot Provo 15
H. S. Eldredge SLC 20
W. H. Hooper SLC 25
Addison L. Page Pioche, Nevada 10
William Bringhurst Springville 10

Additional shareholders:

Lewis S. Hills SLC 15 Secretary
John V. Bofinger St. Louis 50  
John J. Anderson New York City 50  
John T. Caine SLC 15  
B. F. Knowlton SLC 10  
M. A. Baldwin Troy, New York 10  
O. Simons Payson 10  
Robert W. Burton SLC 10  
James T. Little SLC 25  
Thomas G. Webber SLC 10  

See also: Reeder, page 409

Little Cottonwood Railroad

Organized:

Filed: September 10, 1872

Utah index number: 4281

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $1,000,000 (10,000 shares @ $100) (stock may be increased to $5,000,000)

Route:

From some point of intersection on the Utah Southern, or other railroad south of Salt Lake City and to run thence to Little Cotton wood Canon and up said canon as practicable - a distance of about 20 miles.

Incorporators:

I. Wentz Wilson SLC 35
M. B. Valentine NYC 35

Directors:

I. Wentz Wilson
J. A. Williamson
Wells Spicer
Theo Haswell
George Field
W. C. Hendrie

See also: Reeder, page 410

Little Cottonwood Transportation Company

Incorporated in Maine: August 8, 1916

Organized in Utah: November 3, 1916

Filed in Utah: November 15, 1916

Utah index number: 12256

Dissolved: November 9, 1974 (involuntary)

Capital stock: $300,000 (300,000 shares @ $1.00)

Purpose:

To acquire railroads in the State of Utah, also to mine, transport, and process minerals in the State of Utah

Incorporators and directors:

Albert F. Jones Portland, Maine 2 President
A. B. Farnum Portland, Maine 2 Treasurer
George S. Soule Portland, Maine 2  
J. P. O'Donnell Portland, Maine 2  
J. R. Griffin Portland, Maine 2  
(unsubscribed shares) 299,990  

Remarks:

Agent in Utah: Shand Smith of Salt Lake City

Officers shown upon filing in Utah:

Ward E. Pearson shown as President

V. A. Van Valkenburg shown as Secretary

Logan Rapid Transit

Organized: December 30, 1909

Filed:

January 27, 1910 - in Cache County
January 29, 1910 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 13794

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $100,000 (10,000 shares @ $10)

Purpose:

To construct, etc., street railways within the city of Logan and in the future to expand throughout Cache County and into the State of Idaho

Incorporators and directors:

David Eccles Ogden 500 President
David Eccles, as trustee   390  
Robert Anderson Logan 10 Vice President
Joseph Howell Logan 10  
A. E. Hatch Logan 10  
Dr. David C. Budge Logan 10  
Benjamin F. Riter Logan 10  
E. P. Bacon Logan 10  
John A. Widtsoe Logan 10  
George Thomas Logan 10  

Additional shareholders:

Joseph Quinney Jr. Logan 10 Secretary
M. S. Browning Ogden 10  
Henry H. Rolapp Ogden 10  

Remarks:

The incorporators associated themselves for the purpose of owning, buying, operating, constructing, equipping and maintaining railroads and street car systems, both urban and interurban, within Utah and Idaho

Amended March 10, 1913 to increase capital stock to $500,000 (50,000 shares @ $10)

M. S. Eccles shown as President

Filed on March 18, 1913 in Cache County

Filed on March 24, 1913 with Secretary of State

Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

Organized: 1916

Filed:

Route:

Salt Lake City to Los Angeles.

Remarks:

Organized in 1901 as San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad; completed in 1905; name changed in 1916 to Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad; controlled by UP in 1921; leased to UP in 1936; merged with UP in 1987.

Malad Valley Railroad

Organized: November 25, 1902

Filed: November 25, 1902

Utah index number: 4050

Dissolved: November 9, 1974 (involuntary)

Capital stock: $400,000 (4,000 @$100)

Route:

From a point of connection with the railroad of the Central Pacific Railroad at or near the town of Corinne, in Box Elder County, then northeast and north through the valley of the Bear River and Malad River to the northern boundary of the State of Utah, then north into Oneida County in the State of Idaho to Malad City, a distance of about 40 miles

Incorporators and directors:

W. H. Bancroft SLC 1 President
W. H. Bancroft, as trustee   390  
E. Be Calvin SLC 1 Vice President
T. N. Schmacher SLC 1  
P. L. Williams SLC 1  
D. S. Spencer SLC 1  

Additional shareholders:

C. H. Jenkinson SLC 1 Treasurer
G. K. Smith SLC 1 Secretary
J. A. Reeves SLC 1  
C. J. NcNitt SLC 1  
F. H. Knickerbocker SLC 1  

Milford & Beaver Railroad

Organized: January 21, 1902

Filed:

January 29, 1902 - with Beaver County Clerk
January 30, 1902 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 3531

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $35,000 (350 shares @ $100)

Route:

From Milford, Utah, running southeast by most direct route for 13 miles to Minersville, then east across the Beaver River by most direct route for five miles to Minersville Reservoir, then northeast by most direct route for four miles to Adamsville, then east by most direct route for five miles to Greenville, then northeast and east by most direct route for four miles to Beaver, then east by most direct route for four miles to the east line of Section 20 of Township 29 South, Range 6 West, all in Beaver County, a total length of about 35 miles

Incorporators and directors:

Henry Altman SLC 160 President, Treasurer
Arthur B. Lewis Frisco, Utah 160 Vice President
Charles C. Goodwin SLC 10  
John W. Cristian Beaver, Utah 10  
Fredrick C. Loofbourow SLC 10 Secretary

National Coal Railway

Organized: 1920

Filed:

Route:

In Gordon Creek Canyon in Carbon County.

Remarks:

Organized in 1909 as Helper Western Railway; reorganized in 1920 as National Coal Railway; completed in 1921; operated by Utah Railway; sold to Utah Railway in 1954.

Nevada-Utah Mines & Smelters Co.

Organized: 1905

Filed:

Route:

Remarks:

Operated a Shay locomotive.

New East Tintic Railway

Organized: May 20, 1896

Filed: May 22, 1896

Utah index number: 1439 (also 4368)

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $50,000 (500 shares @ $100.00)

Purpose:

To construct, equip, maintain and operate a line of railroad from a connection with the lines of railway of the Oregon Short Line & Utah Northern Railway and the Rio Grande Western Railway, at Mammoth Station near Mammoth Mill at the mouth of Mammoth Hollow in the Tintic Mining District, Juab County, Utah, and running thence in a general easterly course up Mammoth Hollow by way of the Mammoth Mill and the Sioux Mill, the Mammoth Mine and the Ajax Mine, to the Sioux Mine, east of the head of said hollow, in the same mining district, and also a switch of spur therefrom to the Grand Central Mine on the southerly side of Eureka Peak, in the same mining district, a total length of about five miles

Incorporators and directors:

James A. Cunningham SLC 494
James A. Cunningham Jr. SLC 1
Frank B. Cook SLC 1
Hyrum S. Young SLC 1
William K. Bradley SLC 1

Additional shareholders:

William Pisakel SLC 1
W. C. Sharp SLC 1

Reference notes:

Locomotives:

New East Tintic Ry. 10 built June 6, 1895 (serial number 511)
New East Tintic Ry. 11 built January 11, 1902 (serial number 674)

Newhouse, Copper Gulch & Sevier Lake Railroad

Organized: December 17, 1904

Filed:

December 19, 1904 - with Salt Lake County Clerk
December 19, 1904 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 4988

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $50,000 (500 shares @ $100)

Purpose:

To construct, purchase or lease ...a line of railway from the Town of Newhouse by what shall appear to be the most feasible and favorable route to a point in Copper Gulch, then northeast to Sevier Lake, a distance of about 20 miles

Incorporators and directors:

Samuel Newhouse SLC 496  
Lafayette Hanchett SLC 1 President
Alfred J. Bettles SLC 1 Secretary
Maurice N. Johnson SLC 1 Vice President
Henry L. Irwin SLC 1 Treasurer

Reference notes:

Shay locomotive (serial number 911) was purchased by Newhouse Mines & Smelters Co. on August 23, 1904 for use on Newhouse, Copper Gulch & Sevier Lake Railroad at Newhouse, Utah

Ogden & Cache Valley Railway

Organized: June 23, 1890

Filed:

June 24, 1890 - with Auditor of Public Accounts
June 24, 1890 - with Weber County Clerk

Utah index number: 714 (also 4339, which is the original signed document)

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $1,000,000 (10,000 shares @ $100)

Route:

From a point or points within the City of Ogden, east and north through Weber and Cache Counties to a point or points in the City of Logan, a distance of about 50 miles

Incorporators and directors:

William Binford Ogden 83
John Hamer Ogden 83
Daniel Hamer Ogden 82
Myron Hume Ogden 165
John Keck Ogden 82

Additional shareholders:

Robert Marsh Ogden 1
Eugene E. Holt Ogden 1
A.Z. Washburn Ogden 1
F. D. Higginbotham Jr. Ogden 1
W. H. Spencer Ogden 1

Reference notes:

Information from other articles of incorporation for other companies of the same time period show:

Daniel Hamer is the Probate Court Clerk of Weber County

F. D. Higginbotham Jr. is the Probate Court Deputy Clerk of Weber County

Ogden & Hot Springs Railroad

Organized: September 14, 1889

Filed: September 16, 1889

Utah index number: 624

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $200,000 (2,000 shares @ $100)

Route:

From a point at or near the northern end of Washington Ave. in the City of Ogden and at or near the northern corporate limits of said city, then north to Hot Springs, then southwest to a point in Township 7 North, Range 2 West, then southeast to a point at or near the corporate limits of the city of Ogden, a distance of about 15 miles

Incorporators and directors:

Will R. Swan Ogden 60 Treasurer
Robert Robinson Ogden 10 President
Morton F. Post Ogden 10  
James T. McIntosh Ogden 10 Vice President
Frank A. Calkins New York City 10  

Additional shareholders:

Watson B. Farr St. Louis 10  
Ferdinand W. Lafrentz Ogden 10 Secretary
Myron Hume Ogden 10  
Alexander H. Swan Ogden 10  
Horace K. Thurber Ogden 10  

Remarks:

These articles were typewritten showing the name as "Ogden Belt Railroad." The word "Belt" in the title is crossed out and the words "and Hot Springs" handwritten above it.

This corporation was consolidated four months later with Ogden & Hot Springs Health Resort Company, both corporations having been incorporated on the same date and having been owned and controlled by the same people, to form the Ogden & Hot Springs Railroad & Health Resort Company with a capital stock of $400,000 (4,000 shares @ $100). The consolidation was organized on November 30, 1889 and filed on January 22, 1890.

The Ogden & Hot Springs Health Resort Company was organized on September 14, 1889 and was filed on September 28, 1889 with the Probate Court and on October 28, 1889 with the Probate Court Clerk of Weber County and had a capital stock of $200,000 (2,000 shares @ $100).

Reference notes:

Will R. Swan and Robert Robinson are shown as the secretary and president, respectively, on the August 7, 1889 amendment of the Ogden City Railway.

Ogden & Lucin Railroad

Organized: June 26, 1900

Filed: June 26, 1900

Utah index number: 2928

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $1,000,000 (10,000 shares @ $100)

Route:

From a point at or near Ogden in Weber County to a point at or near Lucin in Box Elder County

Incorporators and directors:

Robert C. Chambers SLC 1,062 President
George M. Downey SLC 1 Vice President
D. C. Adams SLC 1  
D. R. Gray SLC 1  
O. J. Salisbury SLC 1  
William E. Smedley SLC 1  
John W. Donnellan SLC 1 Treasurer
Hoyt Sherman SLC 1  
George B. Brastow SLC 1 Secretary

Ogden & Northwestern Railroad

Organized: October 3, 1903

Filed:

November 5, 1903 - with Weber County Clerk
November 9, 1903 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 4373

Dissolved: November 9, 1974 (involuntary) (Blue inactive card states "dissolved /11")

Capital stock: $200,000 (2,000 shares @ $100)

Route:

Between Ogden City and Brigham City, a distance of about 20 miles

Incorporators and directors:

David Eccles Ogden 40  
Thornas D. Dee Ogden 50 President
Hiram H. Spencer Ogden 50 Vice President
Robert S. Joyce Ogden 5 Treasurer
Charles H. Kircher Ogden 5 Secretary

Additional shareholders:

N. C. Flygare Ogden 5
John W. F. Volker Ogden 5
William. J. Shealy Ogden 5
James Pingree Ogden 20
William H. Eccles Wascoe County, Oregon. 5
Edward M. Allison Jr. SLC 10

Ogden & Syracuse Railway

Organized: January 1, 1887

Filed:

March 2, 1887 - with Auditor of Public Accounts
March 5, 1887 - with Secretary of Territory

Utah index number: (found in Oregon Short Line & Utah Northern Railway file, index 579)

Dissolved:

Capital stock: 200,000 (2,000 shares @ $100)

Route:

From Ogden City, southeast through ;Weber and Davis Counties to Syracuse on the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake in Sections 7 and 18 of Township 4 North, Range 2 West, a distance of about 15 miles.

Incorporators and directors:

Charles F. Adams Boston 1,980
Fredrick L. Ames Boston 1
Elisha Atkins Boston 1
D. C. Adams SLC 1
S. R. Callaway Omaha 1

Additional shareholders:

Ezra H. Baker Boston 1
Frank Langford SLC 1
William H. Murphy SLC 1
Charles E. Ingalls SLC 1
W. F. McMillan SLC 1
F. F. Eccles SLC 1
E. E. Holt SLC 1
F. N. Shelton SLC 1
M. P. Benton SLC 1
P. L. Williams SLC 1

Ogden & Wyoming Railway

Organized: February 7, 1882

Filed:

February 9, 1882 - with Auditor of Public Accounts
May 29, 1882 - with Secretary of Utah Territory

Utah index number: 412 (also 4314, which is the original document)

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $2,000,000 (20,000 shares @ $100)

Route:

From Ogden, Weber County, to the Mammoth Coal Mines near the head of Ham's Fork of the Green River in Uintah County, Wyoming, a distance of about 100 miles

Incorporators and directors:

John S. Lewis Ogden 100
Jesse M. Sangsdorf Ogden 100
Warren G. Child Ogden 100
William Van Dyke Ogden 100
Robert J. Heill Ogden 100
Fredrick A. Shields Ogden 100
Joseph Clark Ogden 100
Francis A. Hammond Huntsville 100
Richard M. Dooley Ogden 100

Additional shareholders:

William Beers Ogden 100
S. P. Higbee Ogden 100

Reference notes:

The Mammoth coal mines were located approximately 10 miles northeast of present-day Cokeville, Wyoming.

See also: Reeder, page 410

Ogden City Railway

Organized: August 21, 1883

Filed:

August 22, 1883 - with Auditor of Public Accounts
August 24, 1883 - with Secretary of Utah Territory

Utah index number: 4332

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $50,000 (1,000 $50.00)

Purpose:

To construct, maintain and operate a single or double track street railway in Ogden beginning at Union Depot then running east on 4th and 5th Streets to points at or near the eastern limits of Ogden City, also commencing at and intersecting with said line at rain and 5th Streets, then running north and south on Main Street to or near points of Ogden City limits, a total length of about five miles

Incorporators and directors:

L. W. Shurtliff Ogden 50
C. F. Middleton Ogden 40
N. C. Flygare Ogden 50
W. G. Child Ogden 100
William Driver Ogden 100
Lorin Farr Ogden 50
L. J. Herrick Ogden 10
James Sharp SLC 140
O. P. Arnold SLC 140

Additional shareholders:

H. S. Young Ogden 75 Treasurer
Sidney Stevens Ogden 50  
William W. Burton 0gden 10  
Barnard White Ogden 50  

Remarks from information in file 4332 only:

Amended August 7, 1889 to increase capital stock to $150,000 (3,000 shares @ $50)

"when present stockholders took possession about ten months ago, the property consisted of two miles of trackage and a few cars and mules. Said stockholders have now built 10 miles of track and purchased steam motors and a great number of cars, horses and mules"

Will R. Swan shown as Secretary

Robert Robinson shown as President

Reference notes:

Purchased a new Shay locomotive (serial number 295, built July 26, 1890) then sold it on January 5, 1891.

Above named Will R. Swan and Robert Robinson also shown as the Treasurer and President, respectively, of the Ogden & Hot Springs Railroad, incorporated September 16, 1889.

See also: Reeder, page 410, which shows an organization date of May 29, 1883.

Ogden City Street Railway

Organized: March 6, 1891

Filed:

April 2, 1891 - with Probate Court Clerk of Weber County
April 4, 1891 - with Secretary of Utah Territory

Utah index number: 879

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $250,000 (2,500 shares @ $100)

Purpose:

To own and operate a line or lines of street railway in the City of Ogden

Incorporators and directors:

L. R. Rhodes Ogden 1
Charles H. Nicolet Ogden 1
Hugh C. Gilbert Ogden 1
Alfred Gregory Kansas City, Missouri 1
Henry M. Beardsley Kansas City, Missouri 2,496

Ogden Electric Railway

Organized: November 28, 1890

Filed:

December 2, 1890 - with Probate Court Clerk of Weber County
January 15, 1891 - with Secretary of Utah Territory

Utah index number: 830

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $200,000 (2,000 @ $100)

Purpose:

To build, construct, equip, maintain and operate a street railway along, upon and through the street and public thoroughfares of Ogden City and along, over and upon the public highways of Weber County.

Incorporators and directors:

H. H. Henderson Ogden 750 President
J. Brinker Ogden 250 Secretary
H. C. Bigelow Ogden 250 Treasurer
A. S. Garretson Sioux City, Iowa 500 1st Vice President
E. A. Reed Ogden 250 2nd Vice President

Ogden, Lewiston & Northern Railroad

Organized: April 19, 1913

Filed: [no date]

Utah index number:

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $100,000 (1,000 @ $100)

Purpose:

To build a railroad from Ogden, Utah to Preston, Idaho, by way of Ogden Canyon, Ogden Valley, and Cache Valley (later amended to end at Alexander, Idaho, a station on the Oregon Short Line, six miles west of Soda Springs).

"The railroad to be owned, purchased, constructed, equipped, maintained and operated by this corporation at the present time shall extend from the City of Ogden, in Weber County, State of Utah, to the village of Preston, in Franklin County, State of Idaho, having a total length of approximately eighty (80) miles, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit:

"Beginning at a point in or near the said City of Ogden and thence in a northeasterly direction through Ogden Canyon in the said County of Weber and through or near the towns of Huntsville, Eden and Liberty in what is known as Ogden Valley, in said Weber County, thence in a northerly direction in the Counties of Weber and Box Elder to the southern boundary line of Cache County, thence in a northerly direction through said County of Cache, in the State of Utah, running between the towns of Avon, Paradise, Hyrum, Wellsville, Millville, Providence, Logan, Hyde Park, Smithfield, Richmond and Lewiston to the southern boundary of the State of Idaho, thence in a northerly direction in Franklin County, in the State of Idaho, between the towns of Firview and Preston, to Preston, Idaho."

Incorporators and directors:

Fred W. Crockett Logan, Utah 80 President
A.L. Hyer Lewiston, Utah 80 Vice President
Morris J. Swinyard Lewiston, Utah 80 Secretary-Treasurer
M. Pond Lewiston, Utah 80  
T.S. Karren Lewiston, Utah 80  
John Johnson Millville, Utah 80  
George S. Obray Paradise, Utah 80  

Additional Shareholders:

B. Pond Lewiston, Utah 80
George E. Telford Lewiston, Utah 80
Edwin Bodily, Sr. Fairview, Idaho 80

Amended on June 24, 1913 to increase the capital stock from $100,000 to $150,000, and to change the intended termination point from Preston, Idaho, to Alexander in Bannock County, Idaho.

"The railroad to be owned, purchased, 'constructed, equipped, maintained, and operated by this corporation at the present time shall extend from the City of Ogden, in Weber County, State of Utah, to the town of Alexander, in Bannock County, State of Idaho, having a total length of approximately one hundred fifty (150) miles, including spur and side tracks, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit:

"Beginning at a point in or near the said City of Ogden, and thence in a northeasterly direction through Ogden Canyon in the said County of Weber, and through or near the towns of Huntsville, Eden and Liberty in what is known as Ogden Valley, in said Weber County, thence in a northerly direction in the Counties of Weber and Box Elder to the southern boundary line of Cache County; thence in a northerly direction through said County of Cache, in the State of Utah,trunning near or between the towns of Avon, Paradise, Hyrum, Wellsville, Millville, Providence, Logan, North Logan (formerly Greenville), Hyde Park, Smithfield, Richmond, and Lewiston to the southern boundary of the State of Idaho, thence in a northerly direction in the Counties of Franklin and Bannock, State of Idaho, near or between the towns of Fairview, Preston, Riverdale, Minkcreek, Cleveland, Perry, Lago, Thatcher, Niter and Grace, to Alexander in the State of Idaho, the course of the road through said Franklin and Bannock Counties following approximately the channel of Bear River through what is known as Gentile Valley."

(Information taken from photocopied Articles of Incorporation for Ogden, Lewiston & Northern Railroad Company, on file at Secretary of State, State of Utah, furnished by Thorton Waite.)

Additional notices of the planned construction come from Railway Age Gazette:

May 16, 1913
"Ogden, Lewiston & Northern (Electric) -- According to press reports this company will begin work this summer on a line from Ogden, Utah, north to Preston, Idaho, about 65 miles. The company was recently incorporated in Salt Lake City, Utah." (Railway Age Gazette, Vol. 54, May 16, 1913, page 1115)

September 19, 1913
"Idaho Roads (Electric) -- According to press reports, financial arrangements are being made to build from Alexander, Idaho, south via Ogden canyon, to Ogden, Utah, about 125 miles. F. W. Crockett, Logan, Idaho, may be addressed." (Railway Age Gazette, Vol. 55, September 19, 1913, page 541)

May 22, 1914
"Ogden, Lewiston & Northern (Electric) -- According to press reports, this company will start work soon on the line projected about a year ago from Ogden, Utah, north through Ogden canyon and over the divide into Cache valley, thence north into Preston, Idaho, about 65 miles. F. W. Crockett, president, Logan, Utah; A. L. Hyer, vice-president; M. J. Swinyard, secretary and treasurer, Lewiston, Idaho. (May 16, 1913, p. 1115)" (Railway Age Gazette, Vol. 56, May 22, 1914, page 1171)

Ogden, Logan & Idaho Railway

Organized: October 17, 1914

Filed:

Route:

Ogden to Preston, Idaho.

Remarks:

Organized as a consolidation of Ogden Rapid Transit and Logan Rapid Transit; completed new construction between Ogden and Logan; name change to Utah Idaho Central Railroad (first) in 1918.

Ogden Rapid Transit Company

Organized: May 16, 1900

Filed:

May 17, 1900 - with Weber County Clerk
May 21, 1900 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 13120

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $100,000 (1,000 @ $100)

Purpose:

To acquire, own, maintain, and operate a system of street railways and other transit in and upon the streets of Ogden and in other parts of Weber County outside of the Ogden city limits

Incorporators and directors:

David Eccles Ogden 90  
Thomas D. Dee Ogden 25 President
Hiram H. Spencer Ogden 20 Treasurer
Edward M. Allison Jr. Ogden 5 Vice President
George H. Matson Ogden 10 Secretary
N. C. Flygare Ogden 5  
J. W. F. Volker Ogden 5  

Additional shareholders:

Charles W. Nibley Ogden 10
Charles H. Kircher Ogden 10
Charles A. Henry Ogden 5
William J. Shealy Ogden 10
Robert S. Joyce Ogden 5

Remarks:

Amended July 15, 1908 to increase capital stock to $5OO0OO (5,000 shares @ $100)

David Eccles shown as President

George H. Matson shown as Secretary

Filed:

August 10, 1908 - with Weber County Clerk
August 15, 1908 - with Secretary of State

Amended December 7, 1910 to authorize corporation to extend its lines of railway into other counties and states to connect with other railway lines

M. S. Browning shown as Vice President

George H. Matson shown as Secretary

Filed:

December 12, 1910 - with Weber County Clerk
December 15, 1910 - with Secretary of State