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Utah & Pleasant Valley Railway Locomotives

This page was last updated on June 12, 2011.

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Roster Listings

(This roster is based on the unpublished research done by George Pitchard.)

Utah and Pleasant Valley Railway -- 1 locomotive

Road
Number
First
Number
Wheel
Arrrangement
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
Date To
U&PV
1883 D&RGW
Number
1886 D&RGW
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
U&PV 1 (1st)           Aug 1878     Before 1883 1

General Notes:

a.

U&PV reported three locomotives on hand in March 1880; two locomotives were on hand when Baldwin number 3 arrived January 1880

George Pitchard wrote:

What happened to the first No. 1 is not a matter of record, but it may be the 'locomotive boiler' in pump service at Cisco in 1883; it is the only one of the several boilers in such service so described, and as no known D&RG/D&RGW loco is scrapped so early, perhaps possibly this boiler is the remnant of the U&PV's first No. 1.

Notes:

1. Utah & Pleasant Valley number 1 (1st) came to U&PV in August 1878 from an unknown source; further disposition unknown.
   

Utah & Pleasant Valley Railway 2-6-0 (0-6-0) -- 1 locomotive

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
Date To
U&PV
1883 D&RGW
Number
1886 D&RGW
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
U&PV 1 (2nd) W&JV 2 National [192] Sep 1873 May 1880 D&RGW 110 D&RGW 2   1

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 36 inches
Cylinders: 11x16 inches

General Notes:

a. Utah & Pleasant Valley number 1 (2nd), as Wasatch & Jordan Valley number 2 was equipped with a special set of rear drivers that included a patented "Improvement in Locomotives" that was tested and found to be a failure; rebuilt to standard 2-6-0 (or 0-6-0) prior to being sold to Utah & Pleasant Valley number 1 in 1880. (Read more about the "Hill Climber")
b. This "Improvement in Locomotives" was a patent by James French, U. S. Patent 144,271, filed on June 7, 1873, and approved on November 4, 1873.

Notes:

1. Utah & Pleasant Valley number 1 (2nd) was built in 1873 as Wasatch & Jordan Valley number 2, named "Deseret"; to Utah & Pleasant Valley number 1 (2nd) after May 1880 (when it was included in an inventory of W&JV locomotives); further disposition unknown.
   

Utah & Pleasant Valley Railway 0-6-0 -- 1 locomotive

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
Date To
U&PV
1883 D&RGW
Number
1886 D&RGW
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
U&PV 2 AF 1 (2nd) Porter, Bell & Co. 151 Apr 1873 After Jun 1878 D&RGW 113 D&RGW 4   1

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 32 inches
Cylinders: 12x16 inches

General Notes:

a. (research continues)

Notes:

1. Utah & Pleasant Valley number 2 was built in 1873 as an 0-6-0T as Colorado Central Railroad number 6, order canceled; to American Fork Railroad number 1 (2nd), orderd on March 20, 1874, rebuilt an 0-6-0 with a small four-wheel tender, shipped on April 30, 1874, arrived in Utah in mid May 1874; to Utah & Pleasant Valley number 2 after June 1978 when the rails of the American Fork line were taken up and stored at American Fork for later resale.
   

Utah & Pleasant Valley Railway 2-6-0 -- 1 locomotive

Road
Number
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
Date To
U&PV
1883 D&RGW
Number
1886 D&RGW
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
U&PV 3 Baldwin 4048 Feb 1877 Dec 1879 D&RGW 116 D&RGW 7   1
(U&PV 4) Baldwin   1880       (Jun 1880) 2

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 36 inches
Cylinders: 12x16 inches

General Notes:

a.

George Pitchard wrote about U&PV number 3:

..."taken back" by Baldwin, and resold to the Utah & Pleasant Valley on December 4th or 5th, 1879, for $5,350.00, a considerable bargain for such an engine at that time. Some changes were made by Baldwin to the engine, including providing a snow plow that was likely unnecessary in Texas, and repainted the thing in Olive Green and gold as "U. & P. V. R. R." number "3". Baldwin had assigned class number 8/18D-20 to this engine when it was built in February of 1877. Date of Charge to the U&PV was December 20, 1879, also commonly the date shipped, or within same by a day or so; it was received in Springville in mid-January of 1880.

Notes:

1. Utah & Pleasant Valley number 3 was built in 1877 as Galveston, Brazos & Colorado Railway, named "Lota," repossessed by Baldwin; to U&PV in early December 1879, arrived in Utah in mid January 1880
2. Utah & Pleasant Valley number 4 was apparently ordered from Baldwin at some time in early 1877, but was canceled in June 1880; U&PV number 4 was to have been a Baldwin 2-8-0, class 10/24E-89 (changed to 10/24E-90, and changed again to 10/24E-88), virtually identical to the D&RG Class 56 2-8-0 engines then being delivered to that road; U&PV seems to have delayed delivery, possibly due to financial problems, and the order was finally canceled on June 23, 1880. U&PV number 4 was to have been painted Olive Green and gold and lettered as "U. & P. V. R." number "4".

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