Summit County Railroad (1871-1881)
This page was last updated on May 23, 2010.
Based in part on the research of George Pitchard
Summit County Ry 2-6-0 -- 2 locomotives
|Date of Trial||Date To
|SC 1||Mar 1873||Baldwin||3113||27 Jan 1873||Sep 1880||1|
|SC 2||Sep 1875||Baldwin||3663||11 Nov 1874||Sep 1880||2|
|a.||The first locomotive actually used on the Summit County Railroad was the Utah Northern's first engine, the 2-4-0 named 'John W. Young' which was loaned by John W. to his brother Joseph A. Young, builder of the Summit County. It was in use on the Summit County from October of 1872 until about July 1873.|
|b.||Individual locomotive specifications (taken from 1885 UP roster, as U&N locomotives):|
|SC 1||11 x 16 inches||36 inches||35,000 pounds|
|SC 2||12 x 16 inches||36 inches||39,000 pounds|
Summit County Railroad number 1 was built as Cairo & St. Louis No. 8 in January 1873, named "Jonesboro", sale canceled; to Montrose Railroad number 2 in March 24, 1873, canceled the next day; diverted to Summit County Railroad number 1 on March 28, 1873, named "Weber", shipped on April 4, 1873, arrived in Utah on April 22, 1873; to Utah & Northern Railway 22 in September 1880; to Utah & Northern number 2 in 1885; vacated before 1891, scrapped.
George Pitchard wrote the following about Summit County number 1:
(View a digital image of the Baldwin specification sheet -- with "Montrose Railroad" crossed out and "Summit County Railroad" written above; from PacificNG.com)
Summit County Railroad number 2 was built 1874 either as a Baldwin stock locomotive, or for another railroad and not delivered; sold to Summit County Railroad in September 1875, numbered as Summit County number 2; to Utah & Northern number 1 (2nd) in 1880; to U&N 290 in 1885; vacated before 1891, scrapped.
George Pitchard wrote the following about Summit County number 2:
Letter, Baldwin Locomotive Works (M. Baird & Co.) to John W. Young, March 1873:
28 March 1873
John W. Young, Esq.,
94 Broadway, New York
Dear Sir: We enter your order for one narrow gauge locomotive on the plan of the Sparta (photograph enclosed) Cylinders 11 x 16; Drivers 36" diam.; Weight 35000 pds.; steel firebox, steel tires and wristpins, iron boiler and tubes; to be marked Summit County Railroad No. 1. Price $9250.00, f.o.b. car here. Terms 4 months satisfactory paper, 7% interest added, and privilege of one renewal at current rates.
We cannot name a rate at which the engine can be delivered at Echo City. We telegraphed the Union Pacific Railroad Co. asking for a rate from Omaha, and have reply of general freight Agt. as per enclosed copy of telegram. We will, therefore, propose for delivery as follows: We will furnish our car to go through with the engine to Omaha and our messenger to accompany same and arrange rates where necessary, charging for service of car and messenger eight dollars per day from time of departure to retrun of car. The railroad charges to follow.
Please acknowledge and advise us if this arrangement will be satisfactory.
Yours very truly
M. Baird & Co.
/signature/ J. H. C.