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Railroads of Utah, Corporation Information, Part 8

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Utah Central Railroad (first)

Organized: March 8, 1869

Filed:

Capital stock: $1,500,000.00

Route:

From Ogden City in Weber County to Salt Lake City, in Salt Lake County - a distance of about 40 miles.

Directors:

Brigham Young
William Jennings
Feramorz Little
Daniel H. Wells
Christopher Layton

Remarks:

First railroad in Utah, after the driving of the golden spike at Promontory. Completed in January 1870; merged with Utah Southern and Utah Southern Railroad Extension in 1881 to form the Utah Central Railway.

Source: Reeder, page 420

Utah Central Railroad (second)

Organized: December 28, 1897

Filed: December 29, 1897 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 2146

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $250,000 (2,500 shares @ $100.00)

Purpose:

For the buying, owning, maintaining, operating and further extending those parts hereinafter described, of the railroads, rights, properties and franchises recently belonging to the Salt Lake & Fort Douglas Railway, the Salt Lake & Eastern Railway and the Utah Central Railway (all corporations of the State of Utah) which have recently been sold under judicial proceedings, and being all of the railroads, railroad properties and franchises late of said companies, except such as are situated easterly and southerly of Park City. All of the said railroads, property and franchises are situated in said State of Utah. The termini of the railroads and franchises for railroads to be purchased, and their approximate lengths and routes and the counties through and into which said railroads and railroad franchises extend and pass are as follows:

Beginning at the junction of North Temple and Fourth West Streets in the City and County of Salt Lake, and running thence in a northerly course by way of said Fourth West Street and other streets and ways to Ninth North Street in said City, thence in a westerly course to the Shore of Great Salt Lake, thence southwesterly along said shore to Lion's Head near a point called Black Rock, also from a point where said line first reaches the shore of said Lake, northerly along the shore to the Old Island Road, all being in the County of Salt Lake. This line is not constructed and is 30 miles, more or less, in length.

Beginning at the aforesaid junction of North Temple and Fourth West Streets, in said City of Salt Lake, and running thence south on said Fourth West Street to Eighth South Street in said City, thence west on said street to a junction with the railroad of the Rio Grande Western Railway on or near Sixth West Street, thence returning east to the aforesaid junction of Fourth West and Eighth South Streets and running thence east on Eighth South Street to Seventh East Street, thence south to Ninth South Street, thence east to Tenth East Street, thence north on Tenth East Street to or near Fifth South Street, thence northeasterly along the line of railroad as located to the intersection of South Temple and Thirteenth East Streets, thence northerly to First Street, and thence easterly to the line of the Fort Douglas Military Reservation, distance in said City of about five miles, thence easterly across said Reservation to the stone quarries (formerly) of the Salt Lake Rock Company in Red Butte Canyon

Also a branch from the line on said Reservation to the Brewery at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, a distance of about five miles, also a branch from the line in Salt Lake City to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, a distance of 10 miles, more or less. Also returning to the junction of Ninth South and Tenth East Streets in said City and running thence in a southerly course to a point called Sugar House, a distance of three miles, more or less, and from Sugar House southerly by way of Mill Creek and Union Fort to Sandy, a distance of 12 miles, more or less. All of the lines described in this paragraph are in Salt Lake County.

Also commencing at or near the said point called Sugar House, in Salt Lake County, and running easterly up and through Parley's Canyon and following the line of the constructed railroad through Parley's Park to Park City, in the County of Summit, which is now a terminus of the operated railroad, a distance of 30 miles, more or less, and situated in the Counties of Salt Lake and Summit.

All said lines and franchises are in the State of Utah and the entire length , with side tracks and spurs, is about 105 miles. Of said lines and franchises, about 35 miles, to-wit, those extending in and from Salt Lake City, in Salt Lake County, to Park City, in Summit County, are completed and in operation. The remainder of the lines covered by said franchises are unconstructed or not completed for operation.

Incorporators and directors:

William G. Sharp SLC
Robert Harkness SLC
Thuron Geddes SLC
William F. Colton SLC
Edward J. Yard SLC

Additional incorporators:

Arthur E. Welby SLC
Frank A. Wadleigh SLC
Andrew Howat SLC
Lemuel U. Colbath SLC
Charles S. Davis SLC

Utah Central Railroad (third)

Organized: August 15, 1922 (in South Dakota)

Filed in South Dakota: August 25, 1922

Filed in Utah:

Utah index number: (Public Service Commission case #580)

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $1,000,000 (10,000 @ $100.00)

Purpose:

To construct a railroad from the coal mines located in Huntington Creek Canyon in Townships 16 and 17 South, Ranges 7 and 8 East, thence in a northeasterly direction to Wellington, Carbon County, State of Utah, also a line of railroad from approximately six miles southwest of said Wellington, thence in a northerly direction to a junction with the Utah Railroad (sic) at or near the station called Utah Junction, also in Carbon County, State of Utah, the mainline having a length of about thirty-one miles and the total length being about fifty miles

Incorporators and directors:

James H. Mays SLC 10
Harry L. Gandy Rapid City, South Dakota. 10
Thomas C. Bradley Washington D. C. 10
Arthur J. Mays SLC 10
James L. Newman SLC 10

Utah Central Railway (first)

Organized: July 1, 1881

Filed:

July 1, 1881 - with Auditor of Public Accounts
September 9, 1881 - with Secretary of Territory

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

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $4,225,000 (42,250 shares @ $100.00)

Purpose:

To consolidate the interests of the Utah Central Railroad, the Utah Southern Railroad, and the Utah Southern Railroad Extension.

The termini shall be Ogden City to Frisco in Utah Territory passing into and through the following counties beginning at Ogden in Weber thence into Davis, Salt Lake Utah, Juab and Millard thence into Beaver to Frisco - a distance of about 280 miles.

Incorporators and directors:

Sidney Dillon New York City
John Sharp SLC
Fred L. Ames Boston
Jay Gould New York City
Frank T. Brown New York City
Feramorz Little SLC
William Jennings SLC
S. H. H. Clark Omaha
William B. Doddridge Evanston

Remarks:

January 20, 1882 to extend route as follows:

To include a southern terminus of a point at or near to Iron Springs in Iron County, a distance of 320 miles from the northern terminus of Ogden City In Weber County

To retain the terminus of Frisco in Beaver County, a distance of 18 miles from Milford, also in Beaver County

To include a branch line from a point on the mainline at or near to Spanish Fork City in Utah County, east through Spanish Fork Canyon to a point at or near to the coal lands of the Pleasant Valley Coal & Coke Co. in Pleasant Valley, in San Pete County, a distance of about 60 miles

A total length of about 400 miles

Filed:

February 11, 1882 - with Auditor of Public Accounts
February 13, 1882 - with Secretary of Territory

Amended March 23, 1889:

To show name of Summit as the name of the southern terminus at or near to Iron Springs in Iron County

To include a branch line from a point on the mainline at or near to Sulphur Springs in Iron County to the Kanarra Coal Fields also in Iron County

To include a branch line from a point on the mainline at or near to Juab in Juab County, into and through San Fete County and Sevier County to a point in Emery County in Township 23 South, Range 7 East in Castle Valley

George Swan shown as Secretary

Shareholders shown as:

Fredrick L. Ames
Sarah L. Ames
Union Pacific Railway, by its trustees
John Sharp
John Sharp Jr.
James Sharp
Elizabeth H. Anderson
C. S. Butron
George Q. Cannon
Fanny L. Crismon
Chloe R. Ldrede

See also: Reeder, page 420, which shows an organization date of January 26, 1882

Utah Central Railway - Pleasant Valley Branch

Organized: October 10, 1881

Filed:

October 10, 1881 - with Auditor of Public Accounts
October 13, 1881 - with Secretary of Territory

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

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $120,000 (1,200 shares @ $100.00)

Route:

From a point on the mainline of the Utah Central Railway at or near to Spanish Fork City in Utah County, east through Spanish Fork Canyon to a point at or near to the coal lands of the Pleasant Valley Coal & Coke Co. in San Pete County, a distance of about 60 miles.

Incorporators and directors:

John Sharp SLC 50
William H. Hooper SLC 30
William Jennings SLC 30
H. S. Eldredge SLC 50
James Sharp SLC 1
Sidney Dillon New York City 400
Fred L. Ames Boston 20
S. H. H. Clark Omaha 20
LeGrand Young SLC 1
J. T. Little SLC 7
Feramorz Little SLC 30
P. L. Williams SLC 1

Utah Central Railway (second)

Organized: April 8, 1890

Filed: April 8, 1890 - with Auditor of Public Accounts

Utah index number: 4325

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $6,000,000 (60,000 shares @ $100)

Purpose:

To consolidate the Salt Lake & Eastern Railway and the Utah Western Railway, both corporations filed in the state of Utah

Incorporators and directors:

Joseph Richardson New York City President
John W. Young SLC 1st Vice President
F. E. Canda New York City Treasurer
LeGrand Young SLC 2nd Vice President
Charles W. Hardy SLC Secretary
Junius F. Wells SLC  
Daniel Harrington SLC  
B. S. Young SLC  
Joseph Goddard SLC  

Reference Notes:

Routes given for each predecessor company are the same as those given in their respective articles in the amendments adopted in March of 1890

Utah Coal Railway

Organized: January 24, 1912

Filed: January 24, 1912

Utah index number: 9369

Dissolved: (still active)

Capital stock: $125,000 (1,250 @ $100)

Route:

To build from Provo, south and southeast through Utah, San Pete, and Emery Counties, a distance of about 90 miles

Also from Nephi in Juab County, east through Juab and San Pete Counties to connect with the first line, a distance of about 35 miles

Incorporators and directors:

William M. Bradley SLC 1,246 President
William Ashton SLC 1 Vice President
Sumner J. Harkness Scofield 1  
Robert B. Harkness SLC 1 Secretary, Treasurer
William Pischel SLC 1  

Remarks:

Amended May 4, 1912 to change name to Utah Railway

Amended September 10, 1912:

To include additional route from San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake line at or near Spanish Fork Canyon and at or near Provo through Utah, Wasatch, Carbon, and Emery Counties to mouth of Huntington Canyon near Hiawatha, Black Fork, and Mohrland coal mines, a distance of about 104 miles

Also to increase capital stock to$250,000 (2,500 shares @ $100)

Amended November 4, 1913 to increase capital stock to $2,500,000 (25,000 shares @ $100)

By W. M. Bradley and R. B. Harkness

Amended October 29, 1914 to increase capital stock to $3,500,000 (35,000 shares @ $100)

By W. M. Bradley and R. B. Harkness

Utah Coal, Coke & Railway Company

Organized: September 28, 1878

Filed: September 30, 1878 - with Auditor of Public Accounts

Utah index number: 4303

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $1,000,000 (10,000 @ $100.00)

Purpose:

A railroad to be constructed from the City of Provo, in the County of Utah, to Huntington Creek, in the County of San Pete, a distance of about 70 miles

Incorporators and directors:

William B. Welles SLC 97  
DeLacy Loucks SLC 473 Treasurer
S. McCornick SLC 75  
Joab Lawrence SLC 5  
Samuel Woodward SLC 5  
George M. Scott SLC 5  
Ezra Humphrey SLC 5  
James N. Kimball SLC 5  
George M. Williams      
Jabez G. Sutherland      

Additional shareholders:

George Gass SLC 25

See also: Reeder, page 421

Utah Copper Company

Organized: 1904

Filed:

Route:

Bingham Canyon

Remarks:

Operated extensive mining trackage.

Utah Eastern Railroad (first)

Organized: June 11, 1874

Filed: June 11, 1874 - with Auditor of Public Accounts

Utah index number: 4294

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $400,000 (4,000 @ $100.00)

Purpose:

To construct, own, maintain and operate a railroad from the village of Coalville, in Summit County, through Parley's Park, Parley's Canyon, and Salt Lake County to some point at or near Salt Lake City, a distance of about 40 miles

Incorporators and directors:

George M. Thatcher SLC 40
Jabez G. Sutherland SLC 40
Hyrum B. Clawson SLC 40
George C. Bates SLC 40
Heber C. Kimball SLC 40
John N. Pike SLC 40
Enoch Reece SLC 40

Additional shareholders:

N. Graisbeck SLC 40  
H. B. Clawson Jr. SLC 40  
William Clayton SLC 40 Treasurer

Reference notes:

No further action was taken by this company other than to incorporate and to begin an unsuccessful attempt for acquisition of its proposed route. (information from Reeder, pages 331-333)

See also: Reeder, page 421

Utah Eastern Railroad (second)

Organized: December 26, 1879

Filed:

December 27, 1879 - with Auditor of Public Accounts
February 28, 1881 - with Secretary of Utah Territory

Utah index number: 82

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $700,000 (7,000 shares @ $100.00)

Purpose:

To build, equip, own and operate, by steam power, a railroad from Salt Lake City, in the County of Salt Lake, to Coalville, in the County of Summit, to be built by the most practicable route up either Emigration Canyon or Parley's Canyon, to the summit of the Wasatch Range, thence across Parley's Park to the head of East Canyon Creek, thence across the divide, to the head of Silver Creek and to Park City, thence down Silver Creek to Wanship, thence down the Weber River to Coalville, a distance of about 50 miles

Incorporators and directors:

Robert C. Chambers SLC 50
George M. Scott SLC 50
Henry Dinwoody SLC 50
Francis Armstrong SLC 50
Edmund Wilkes SLC 50
John A. Groesbeck SLC 50
Joseph M. Cohen SLC 50
Robert Harkness SLC 50
Robert T. Burton SLC 5

Additional shareholders:

Adam S. Patterson SLC 50
James McGregor SLC 5
Henry Wagner SLC 50

Remarks:

Amended June 1, 1880 to change route as follows:

To run from Silver Creek Canyon, west to William Kimball's Ranch, on East Canyon Creek, and from Kimball's Ranch to Salt Lake City via Alexander's, Parley's and Emigration Canyons, a distance of about 43 miles

Also a branch from William Kimball's Ranch, running in a southerly direction through Snyder's Pass to Park City, a distance of about 5-1/2 miles

The shareholders, the number of shareholders and the number of shares held shown are the same as those shown in the original incorporation, with an additional 4,000 shares being held by John R. Winder, ( ). W. Hardy and Fredrick H. Auerbach

Filed: July 7, 1880

Reference Notes:

To Echo & Park City Railway; abandoned and trackage torn up by UP in 1887.

See also: Reeder, page 421

Utah Eastern Railway (first)

Organized: February 28, 1881

Filed:

Route:

(unknown)

Remarks:

Information taken from Utah Secretary of State "Index to Corporations" microfilm SE-3 048, which shows this company as index 2292, and also as index 82, which is Utah Eastern Railroad (first) of 1879.

Utah Eastern Railway (second)

Organized: December 28, 1897

Filed: December 29, 1897 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 2145

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $250,000 (2,500 @ $100.00)

Purpose:

For the buying, owning, maintaining, operating and further extending of the railroads, rights, properties and franchises hereinafter described and being part of the railroads, rights, properties and franchises recently belonging to the Utah Central Railway, which have recently been sold under judicial proceedings, and being all of the railroad properties and rights lately of the said Utah Central Railway easterly and southerly from Park City, in Summit County.

All of the said lines of railroad to be purchased are situated in the Counties of Summit, Wasatch and Uintah, State of Utah. The termini of the railroads and franchises for railroads to be purchased, and their approximate lengths and routes, and the counties through and into which said railroads and railroad franchises intended to be purchased extend and pass are as follows:

Commencing at Park City, in said County of Summit, and thence running in an easterly course to Moon's Mill, in Wasatch County, a distance of about 27 miles, including wye, spurs and sidings, thence in an east and southeasterly course to a point in the vicinity of Wolf Creek Pass and to the Duchesne River and Lake Fork, in Wasatch County, thence easterly via the Uintah River and Ashley River, to the Colorado state line in Snake Valley, near Popper's Ranch, in Uintah County, a distance of about 176 miles, including wye, spurs and sidings.

The following is intended as a more detailed description of said lines and routes:

Beginning at a connection with the line of railway located by the Rio Grande Western Railway at or near the town of Heber, or between Heber and Charleston, in the County of Wasatch, State of Utah, and extending its mainline in a northerly direction to a point near the southwest corner of Township 2 South, Range 5 East, of the Salt Lake Base & Meridian, a distance of about seven miles from Heber, in the County of Wasatch, thence easterly up the valley of the Provo River, which is the boundary line between Wasatch and Summit Counties, a further distance of about 17 miles, whence the line leaves the Provo River and extends in a general southeasterly direction a further distance of about 14 miles, to the Duchesne Pass at the westerly boundary of the Uintah Indian Reservation on the summit of the Uintah Range, near the head waters of the South Fork of the Provo River, and the head waters of Wolf Creek, which drains into the Duchesne River, thence in a general southeasterly direction in Wasatch County, following the drainage of Wolf Creek and down the Duchesne River to a crossing of the Green River, at or near the mouth of the Duchesne River, a further distance of about 95 miles, and thence in Uintah County to and up the valley of the White River to the eastern boundary of Utah, a further distance of about 40 miles

Also a branch line hereinbefore described at a point in the valley of the Provo River above Heber, in said County of Wasatch, thence northerly and westerly a distance of about 12 miles to Park City in Summit County.

The further purpose of the company is to make an extension of said lines, from such point on the mainline between Heber and Duchesne Pass, as may be found most desirable to Kamas Prairie, in Summit County, also such branches from the mainline in the Provo River Valley, and in the valleys of Wolf Creek, Duchesne, Uintah and Green Rivers, along such valleys, and their tributaries, to the mines, forests and agricultural settlements in the Uintah Range, the Fort Duchesne country and the Ashley and Green River Valleys, as may be found desirable for the development of the resources of that section. The said mainline and branches cover a total distance of about 200 miles of railway, together with the necessary spurs and sidings

Incorporators and directors:

Stephen H. Babcock SLC
Robert Harkness SLC
Theron Geddes SLC
Arthur E. Welby SLC
William F. Colton SLC

Additional incorporators:

Frank A. Wadleigh SLC
William G. Sharp SLC
Edward J. Yard SLC
Andrew Howat SLC
Lemuel U. Colbath SLC

Remarks:

Amended April 21, 1899 to extend route as follows:

From the terminus of its branch line which extends from Davis Ranch to a point near the Provo River, two miles more or less west of Heber City, in Wasatch County, State of Utah, and running thence in a general southwesterly course in the valley of the Provo River and in the general direction of said River, to the county line between Wasatch and Utah Counties, in said State, a distance of nine miles, more or less, thence continuing southwesterly in Utah County, and in or near the valley of said River, and down the general course of the Provo River and Canyon, a further distance of 6-1/2 miles, more or less, to a point at or near Milepost No. 11 of the survey of the Rio Grande Western Railway in Utah County, and to the westerly end of a tract of land formerly occupied by one Murphy, or for such less distance down said River as may connect with the railroad of the Rio Grande Western Railway, constructed or in the course of construction, it being intended to connect this extension of the lines of this company, with the railroad of the Rio Grande Western Railway, so as to form a connected and continuous line

S. H. Babcock shown as President

Theron Geddes shown as Secretary

Filed: April 22, 1899 - with Secretary of State

Amended December 24, 1903 to add a branch line as follows:

Commencing at a point at or near the town of Charleston on the branch line which extends from a point near the Provo River, two miles, more or less, west of Heber City, southwesterly to a connection with the railroad of the Rio Grande Western Railway, and said added branch line thence running in a general southeasterly course up the valley of Daniels Creek to Daniels Pass, and thence in a general easterly direction or down Strawberry Valley to a connection with the mainline in the valley of the Duchesne River, a distance of about 60 miles

William F. Colton shown as President

E. A. Greenwood shown as Secretary

2498 of 2500 shares represented

Filed: December 29, 1903 - with Secretary of State

Utah, Idaho & Montana Railroad

Organized: April 13, 1872

Filed: April 13, 1872 - with Auditor of Public Accounts

Utah index number: 4351

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $1,200,000 (12,000 @ $100.00)

Route:

From Corinne, Box Elder County, Utah Territory, by way of Bear River and Malad valleys, to the northern boundary of said Territory, all in Box Elder County, a distance of about 30 miles. Right of way approved June 1, 1872 42d Cong 2d Sess; striking into Idaho via Snake River Valley to Montana to connect with the Central Pacific & Northern Pacific. (Reeder, page 422)

Incorporators and directors:

Patrick Edward Conner SLC 42 President
Fox Diefendorf Corinne 42 Vice President
James Campbell Ogden 42 Managing Director
John Tierman SLC 42  
Oscar D. Cass Corinne 42 Treasurer
John W. Graham Corinne 42  
Orlando J. Hollister Corinne 42 Secretary

Additional shareholders:

Micajah Burgess Corinne 2
William J. Field Corinne 2
Edmund P. Johnson Corinne 2

Remarks:

Amended July 8, 1872, as follows:

To increase capital stock to $12,000,000 (120,000 @ $100.00)

To add following statement:

"and whereas the Congress of the United States, by an act entitled "An Act granting the right-of-way to the Utah, Idaho & Montana Railroad Company", approved June 1, 1872, did legalize and make valid in law the aforesaid incorporation and authorize them to build and extend their line by way of Malad River and Snake River Valleys, through Utah, Idaho and Montana, to a connection with the Northern Pacific Railroad or with the Helena and Utah Southern Railroad, as they might elect, by the most eligible route to be selected by them."

Filed: July 19, 1872

Timeline

August 15, 1872
"Local Brevities." "A carload of tents for the Utah, Idaho and Montana Railroad company arrived in Corinne yesterday. This looks like business." (Utah Mining Journal, August 15, 1872)

August 23, 1872
"Local Brevities." "John Young's opinion of the Utah, Idaho and Montana railroad is not flattering. He says the road will never be built, but it is raising h--l with the bonds of the Utah Northern in the New York market! Which, it is not too much to say, is bad enough for the narrow gauge." (Deseret Evening News, August 26, 1872)

Utah Idaho Central Railroad (first)

Organized: 1918

Filed:

Route:

Ogden to Preston, Idaho.

Remarks:

Name change from Ogden, Logan & Idaho Railway, 1918.

Ogden, Logan & Idaho Railway incorporated on October 17, 1914; name change to Utah Idaho Central in 1918.

Merged with Cache Valley Railroad on December 27, 1918 to form the Utah Idaho Central Railroad (second)

Utah Idaho Central Railroad (second)

Organized: December 27, 1918

Filed:

April 4, 1919 - with Weber County Clerk
April 8, 1919 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 10870 (the same file number is listed for this company and the Ogden, Logan & Idaho Railway, which articles are not in this file)

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $6,000,000 (600,000 @ $10; 300,000 preferred, 300,000 common)

Route:

From intersection of 36th Street and Washington Ave. in Ogden, north along Washington Ave. to northern city limits, a distance of about 4.8 miles

From the intersection of 33rd Street and Wall Ave. in Ogden, north along Wall Ave. to 24th Street, then east along 24th Street to Washington Ave., a distance of about 1.5 miles

From the intersection of 25th Street and Wall Ave. in Ogden, east along 25th Street to Polk Ave., a distance of about 1.9 miles

From the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and 25th Street in Ogden, south along Jefferson Ave. to 27th Street, then east along 27th Street to Van Buren Ave., a distance of about one mile

From the intersection of Washington Ave. and 23rd Street in Ogden, east along 23rd Street to Harrison Ave., then south along Harrison Ave. to 24th Street, a distance of about 1.2 miles

From the intersection of Washington Ave. and 21st Street in Ogden, east along 21st Street to Van Buren Ave., a distance of about one mile

From the intersection of Washington Ave. and 17th Street in Ogden, west along17th Street for 0.4 miles

From the intersection of Washington Ave. and 28th Street in Ogden, east along 29th Street to Jefferson Ave., then south along Jefferson Ave. to 33rd Street, a distance of about one mile

From the Oregon Short Line Railroad depot on Forest Ave. in Brigham City, east along Forest Ave. to Main Street, then south along Main Street to Fruitvale, a distance of about 2.61 miles

From the Oregon Short Line Railroad depot at the intersection of 6th rest and Center Street in Logan, east six blocks to Main Street, then north four blocks to 4th North, then north six blocks to 6th East, then north one block, a distance of about 2.25 miles

From the intersection of Washington Ave. and the northern city limits of Ogden, northwest through North Ogden to Pleasant View, a distance of about 5.53 miles

From the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and 23rd Street in Ogden, north to Harrisville, then north through Hot Springs, Willard, Brigham City, Dewey, Mendon, Wellsville, Hyrum, Millville, Logan, Hyde Park, Smithfield, Richmond and Lewiston in Weber, Box Elder and Cache Counties in Utah, then north to Preston in Franklin County, Idaho, a distance of about 94.7 miles

From Harrisville in Weber County, northwest to Plain City, a distance of about 5.9 miles

From Plain City in Weber County, west to Warren, a distance of about 2.05 miles

From the intersection of Washington Ave. and Canyon Road in Ogden, east via Hermitage and Idlewild to Huntsville in Weber County, a distance of about 13 miles

From Sugarton in Cache County, southwest to Alta in Cache County, a distance of about 13.06 miles

Incorporators and directors:

M. S. Browning Ogden President
L. R. Eccles Ogden Vice President
Joseph Scowcroft Ogden Vice President
W. H. Wattis Ogden  
D. C. Eccles Ogden  
R. B. Porter Ogden  
G. L. Becker Ogden  
M. S. Eccles Logan  
Robert Anderson Logan  
Royal Eccles Ogden Secretary, Treasurer
W. A. Whitney Ogden General Manager

Remarks:

This corporation is a consolidation of the Utah Idaho Central Railroad (first) and the Cache Valley Railroad whose lines are connecting and not parallel or competing

Cache Valley Railroad owns and operates 11 miles of electric railway in Cache and Weber Counties

Utah Idaho Central Railroad (first) incorporated in Utah October 17, 1914

Cache Valley Railroad incorporated in Utah November 29, 1918

This corporation's preferred stock is to receive 6 percent per annum interest to be paid from the net earnings before any dividend for its common stock is paid

One share of Utah Idaho Central Railroad (first) stock (50,000 shares outstanding) is to be traded for one share of Utah Idaho Central Railroad (second) common stock

3 and 1/3 shares of Cache Valley Railroad stock (6,000 shares outstanding) is to be traded for one share of Utah Idaho Central Railroad (second) preferred stock

Royal Eccles is to receive 4,839 shares of common stock to be held in trust for future use by this corporation

Amended October 16, 1923 to change the number of Directors

Joseph Scowcroft shown as President

Royal Eccles shown as Secretary

Filed:

October 17, 1923 - with Weber County Clerk
October 17, 1923 - with Secretary of State

Reference Notes:

Utah Secretary of State's blue "inactive" card shows "Revoked 11/11/27".

Utah Idaho Central Railroad (third)

Organized in Delaware: October 16, 1926

Incorporated in Delaware: October 18, 1926

Filed in Utah:

November 19, 1926 - with Weber County Clerk
November 19, 1926 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 17714

Dissolved: November 9, 1974 (involuntary)

Capital stock: (no par value) (20,000 shares)

Purpose:

To acquire and here after maintain, manage, operate and extend the railways, whether street or interurban or railroads in general, heretofore owned or held by the Utah Idaho Central Railroad, a corporation organized and incorporated in the state of Utah

Incorporators and directors:

T. L. Croteau Wilmington, Delaware 3
A. L. Miller Wilmington, Delaware 3
Alfred Jervis Wilmington, Delaware 3
W. B. Megear Wilmington, Delaware 3

Remarks:

J. M. Eccles shown as Assistant Secretary

Royal Eccles shown as Agent in Utah

Joseph Scowcroft shown as President

Utah Idaho Central Railroad (fourth)

Organized in Delaware: October 30, 1939

Incorporated:

January 12, 1940 - in Delaware
January 6, 1940 - in Utah

Filed in Utah:

January 10, 1940 - with Weber County Clerk
January 17, 1940 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 22887

Dissolved:

December 6, 1948 - in Delaware

January 3, 1949 - in Utah

Capital stock: (no par value) (10,000 shares) (corporation will commence business with $1,000.00)

Purpose:

To do general electric interurban railroad business in all its branches

Incorporators and directors:

R. F. Lewis Wilmington, Delaware
L. H. Herman Wilmington, Delaware
Walter Lenz Wilmington, Delaware

Remarks:

P. H. Mulcahy of Weber County, shown as agent in Utah

M. A. Browning of Ogden, shown as President

H. A. Henning of Ogden, shown as Vice President

George S. Eccles of Ogden, shown as Secretary and Treasurer

Utah Interurban Railroad

Organized: 1905

Filed:

Route:

(unknown)

Remarks:

No other information available.

Utah Interurban Electric Company

Organized: 1912

Filed:

Route:

(unknown)

Remarks:

No other information available

Utah Iron Ore Corporation

Organized: 1923-1950

Filed:

Route:

(unknown)

Remarks:

No other information available

Utah Light & Railway Company

Organized: January 2, 1904

Filed: January 2, 1904 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 4644

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $10,000,000 (400,000 shares @ $25.00; 160,000 preferred, 240,000 common)

Purpose:

To purchase, own, hold, maintain, operate and further extend that certain street railroad property situated in Salt Lake County, Utah, now owned and operated by the Consolidated Railway & Power Co., a corporation of Utah

Also to purchase, own, hold, maintain, operate, add to and extend all those certain properties belonging to the Utah Light & Power Co., a corporation of Utah, now engaged in the business of producing and furnishing light, heat and power, and furnishing water for irrigation and domestic use, in the Counties of Weber, Davis and Salt Lake, State of Utah

Route and properties:

The termini of the railroad to be purchased by this corporation are as follows:

Fort Douglas, in the eastern part of Salt Lake City

The Hot Springs in the northern part of Salt Lake City

Poplar Grove in the western part of said city

Bingham Junction, Sandy and Calder's Park, the latter being a point on 13th South Street, and the Utah State Prison

Said railroad so to be purchased and owned by this company, as now contemplated, with its branch lines, is operated by electricity as a motive power, upon the streets, roads and public places of said City and County, and the length of said lines is about 88 miles, and all of said road is situated within the limits of Salt Lake County, State of Utah

The properties of the Utah Light & Power Co. consist in the main of its gas and electric light plants, pole lines and gas mains in Salt Lake City, also its power plant in Big Cottonwood Canyon with its transmission lines from said power plant to Salt Lake City and other points, also its gas and electric light plants in Ogden City and Ogden Canyon, including its pipe lines in said City and Canyon, and also all transmission lines with their appurtenances between Ogden and Salt Lake City, and including all franchises in and about Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County, Ogden City and Weber County and Davis County, with their canals, water rights and water ways, reservoir and dam sites, in all of said Counties

Incorporators and directors:

Joseph F. Smith SLC 55 President
Joseph F. Smith, as Trustee in Trust   60,307  
John R. Winder SLC 5 1st Vice President
John R. Winder, as trustee   8,561  
W. S. McCornick SLC 100  
W. S. McCornick, as trustee   49,554  
Joseph S. Wells SLC 1,564 2nd Vice President
Joseph S. Wells, as trustee   4,170  
W. P. Read SLC 1,442  
Thomas G. Webber SLC 5  
Anthon H. Lund SLC 5  
Lewis S. Hills SLC 5 Treasurer
Charles L. Rood SLC 8  

Additional shareholders:

A. W. McCune SLC 104,816  
LeGrand Young SLC 5  
LeGrand Young, as trustee   8,000  
LeGrand Young, as Agent   1,384  
M. H. Walker SLC 100  
McCornick & Company SLC 40  
B. G. Raybould SLC 20  
William J. Curtis New York City 5  
Robert S. Campbell SLC 5 Secretary
Robert S. Campbell, as trustee   443  
Robert S. Campbell, as Agent   1,796  
John N. Whitaker SLC 5 Assist. Secretary
R. R. Anderson SLC 100  

Remarks:

The actual capital stock required to exchange for the properties and capital stock of the Utah Light & Power Co. and the Consolidated Railway & Power Co. is $6,062,500. The remainder, $3,937,500, consists of the capital stock of the Utah Power Co.

The articles show 43 items of property and rights owned by the Utah Light & Power Co. and describes each in detail

The articles also show the number of preferred and common shares of stock held by each of the above shareholders, the above lists of shareholders reflect the total of both types held by each person, which is also shown in the articles

Reference notes:

A photocopy of these articles, in their entirety, are held by this writer

This company merged with the Salt Lake Light & Traction Co. to form the Utah Light & Traction Co. on September 8, 1914

Utah Light & Traction Company

Organized: September 8, 1914

Filed:

September 8, 1914 - with Salt Lake County Clerk
September 18, 1914 - with Secretary of State

Utah index number: 10845

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $10,000,000 (40,000 shares @ $25.00; 154,667 preferred, 77,765 common)

Purpose:

To buy, lease, build, own, operate, let, sell and dispose of street and suburban railroads, gas and electric light plants,...and to manufacture and produce light, power and heat by any other means and to sell and dispose of the same...

To consolidate the Utah Light & Railway Co. and the Salt Lake Light & Traction Co.

Incorporators and directors:

O. J. Salisbury President
S. A. Whitney Treasurer
A. H. Parsons Secretary
C. W. Johnson Vice President
R. C. Gemmell Vice President
J. M. Bidwell Assist. Secretary
E. O. Howard Assist. Treasurer
J. Frank Judge  
Joseph S. Wells  

Remarks:

F. H. Knickerbocker shown as Secretary of Utah Light & Railway Co.

O. J. Salisbury shown as President of Salt Lake Light & Traction Co.

A. H. Parsons shown as Secretary of Salt Lake Light & Traction Co.

The articles are in the form of a typeset book and include as Exhibits A and B, the articles of both companies which are to be consolidated

Reference notes:

A photocopy of these articles, in their entirety, are held by this writer

Utah Midland Railroad

Organized:

Filed: March 6, 1896

Utah index number: 1740

Dissolved:

Capital stock:

Number of shares:

Route:

From Roper Street in Salt Lake City, west passing Black Rock and Garfield Beach, then to Grantsville, then north and east around Grantsville Mountains into Scull (sic) Valley, then between Lakeside and Cedar Mountains, then across desert to Nevada stateline 2miles west and south of Ibapah, Utah, a distance of about 146 miles

Incorporators and directors:

James Glendenning SLC 10
James Glendenning, as trustee   1,360
Nicholas Treweek SLC 10
W. H. Penrose SLC 10
Edmund Wilkes SLC 10
J. R. Middlemiss SLC 10
A. T. Lawrence SLC 10
James Moffat SLC 10

Additional shareholders:

R. W. Sloan SLC 10
Fritz A. Hoock SLC 10
S. W. Darke SLC 10

Remarks:

Original name was Great Western Railroad of Utah, this was scratched out and Utah Midland Railroad is hand scribed above it

Utah Midland Railway (first)

Organized: March 22, 1873

Filed:

April 9, 1873 - with Wm. Clayton for Utah Territory
(also filed with the U. S. Commissioner, Wells Spicer)

Utah index number: 1740 (filed with Utah Midland Railroad of March 1896, a completely different corporation)

Dissolved:

Capital stock: $2,000,000 (may be increased to $5,000,000)

Number of shares:

Route:

From Salt Lake City to Lake Point, Stockton, Camp Floyd, Ophir, East and West Tintic, Mount Nebo Mining Districts, to Nephi, then through Salt Creek Canyon, through Fountain Green and Wales to terminal in Southeast Quarter of Section 34 of Township 16 South, Range 21 East, a distance of about 131 miles

Incorporators and directors:

James A. Williamson Des Moines, Iowa 200  
G. W. Clark Des Moines, Iowa 200  
Henry Crow Denver, Colorado 200  
John T. Lynch SLC 150  
C. C. Perkins SLC 150  
John Tieman SLC 150 Treasurer
Dr. A. K. Smith SLC 100  

Additional shareholders:

John Moon SLC 150

Utah Midland Railway (second)

Organized: November 23, 1886

Filed: November 24, 1886

Utah index number: 1254 (also 4321, which is a carbon copy)

Dissolved:

Capital stock:

Number of shares:

Route:

From Ogden to Salt Lake City, then east to eastern Utah stateline at the White River, a distance of about 250 miles

Incorporators and directors:

William S. McCornick SLC 1
Eli H. Murray SLC 1
James J. Hagerman Colorado Springs 500
Orlando Metcalf Colorado Springs 500
D. B. Robinson Colorado Springs 500
H. D. Fisher Colorado Springs 495
Henry T. Rogers Colorado Springs 495

Additional shareholders:

Joab Lawrence SLC 1
Caleb W. West SLC 1
P. H. Lannan SLC 1
Fred H. Auerbach SLC 1
John A. Groesbeck SLC 1
O. J. Salibury SLC 1
H. W. Lawrence SLC 1
G. S. Erb SLC 1

Reference Notes:

The Colorado Springs residents who were involved in the organization of this company may have been the same individuals involved in the reorganization of the Colorado Midland in 1886.

May 7, 1887
Item on Utah Midland survey party, in charge of C. W. Reichel. (Park Record, Park City, May 7, 1887)

June 11, 1887
Thomas S. Wigglesworth is the chief engineer of Utah Midland survey parties. (Park Record, Park City, June 11, 1887)

July 22, 1887
Surveyors of the Utah Midland Railway are at work in Strawberry Valley. (Deseret Evening News, July 22, 1887)

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