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Utah Central Rail Road (1869-1881)

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Locomotives

Utah Central Railroad 4-4-0 -- 1 locomotive

UCRR
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Date To
UCRR
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
1881 UCRy
Number
1889 OSL&UN
Number
Notes
UCRR 1 UPRR 21 (1st) UPRR 15 12 Oct 1869 Hinkley & Williams 788 Oct 1866 UCRy 1 OSL&UN 312 1

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 60 inches (later 63 inches)
Cylinders: 14x22 inches (later 15x24 inches)
Weight: 54,000 pounds

Notes:

1. UCRR 1 was built as UPRR 21 (1st) in 1866; to UPRR 15 in 1867; to Utah Central RR 1 in 1869; to Utah Central Ry 1 in 1881; to OSL&UN 312 (2nd) in 1889; vacated in 1897 (assigned OSL 312, not renumbered); scrapped by OSL in October 1898, tender used as water tank at Lima, Montana
2. Contrary to previous published information, Utah Central No. 1 was *not* the former UPRR No. 6, also known as "Black Hawk." In a letter dated October 25, 1869, from Brigham Young to C. G. Hammond, General Superintendent Union Pacific Railroad, Young specifically mentions "Engine No. 15" as the locomotive being sent by UPRR to Utah as part payment for the money owed to Brigham Young as partial payment on the Union Pacific grading contract. The locomotive was sent to Utah as part payment on the $599,460.00 owed to Young by UPRR.
   

Utah Central Railroad 4-4-0 -- 4 locomotives

UCRR
Number
Date To
UCRR
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
1881 UCRy
Number
1889 OSL&UN
Number
Notes
UCRR 2 Jan 1870 Schenectady 609 Jan 1870 UCRy. 2 OSL&UN 316 1
UCRR 3 7 Feb 1870 Schenectady 610 Jan 1870 UCRy 3 OSL&UN 317 2
UCRR 4 7 Feb 1870 Schenectady 611 Jan 1870 UCRy 4 OSL&UN 318 3
UCRR 5 Apr 1871 Schenectady 680 Apr 1871 UCRy 5 OSL&UN 319 4

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 60 inches
Cylinders: 15x24 inches
Weight: 54,000 pounds

Notes:

1. Built as Utah Central RR 2 in 1870; to Utah Central Ry 2 in 1881; to OSL&UN 316 in 1889; vacated between 1894 and 1897; out of service and stored at Shoshone, Idaho until moved to Pocatello in late April 1898 and scrapped
2. Built as Utah Central RR 3 in 1870; to Utah Central Ry 3 in 1881; to OSL&UN 317 in 1889; vacated in 1896
3. Built as Utah Central RR 4 in 1870; to Utah Central Ry 4 in 1881; to OSL&UN 318 in 1889; vacated in 1896
4. Built as Utah Central RR 5 in 1871; to Utah Central Ry 5 in 1881; to OSL&UN 319 in 1889; vacated in 1897; scrapped by OSL in October 1898, tender used as water tank at Glenns Ferry, Idaho
   

Utah Central Railroad 4-4-0 -- 1 locomotive

UCRR
Number
Date To
UCRR
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
1881 UCRy
Number
1889 OSL&UN
Number
Notes
UCRR 6 Nov 1872 Hinkley & Williams 1120 Oct 1872 UCRy 6 OSL&UN 434 1

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 60 inches
Cylinders: 16x24 inches
Weight: 62,000 pounds

Notes:

1. Built as Utah Central RR 6 in 1872; to Utah Central Ry 6 in 1881; to OSL&UN 434 (2nd) in 1889; to OSL 434 in 1897; vacated after 1897 (not shown in OSL 1900 list)

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