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Utah Southern Railroad (1870-1881)
Utah Southern Railroad Extension (1879-1881)

This page was last updated on June 10, 2011.

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Locomotives

Utah Southern Railroad 4-4-0 -- 5 locomotives

USRR
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Date To
USRR
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
1881 UCRy
Number
Date
Vacated
1889 OSL&UN
Number
Notes
USRR 1 UPRR 20 (1st) UPRR 14 1871 Hinkley & Williams 787 Sep 1866 UCRy 7 1888   1
USRR 2 UPRR 49   1873 Grant   1867 UCRy 8   OSL&UN 435 2
USRR 3 UPRR 144   1873 Schenectady 547 Mar 1869 UCRy 9   OSL&UN 367 3
USRR 4 (new)   Apr 1878 Schenectady 1092 Mar 1878 UCRy 10   OSL&UN 436 4
USRR 5 (new)   Mar 1880 Schenectady 1215 Feb 1880 UCRy 11   OSL&UN 437 5

General Note:

a. Individual locomotive specifications:
  USRR
Number
Cylinder Drivers Engine
Weight
  USRR 1 15x24 60 60,000
  USRR 2 16x24 61 68,600
  USRR 3 16x24 54 68,600
  USRR 4 16x24 60 64,000
  USRR 5 16x24 60 64,600

Notes:

1. USRR 1 was built as UPRR 20 (1st) in 1866; to UPRR 14 in 1867; to Utah Southern RR 1 in 1871; to Utah Central Ry 7 in 1881; vacated in 1888
2. USRR 2 was built as UPRR 49 in 1867; to Utah Southern RR 2 in 1873; to Utah Central Ry 8 in 1881; to OSL&UN 435 in 1889; to OSL 102 in 1897; in snowplow service as of May 19, 1902, per Salt Lake Daily Tribune
3. USRR 3 was built as UPRR 144 in 1869; to Utah Southern RR 3 in 1873; to Utah Central Ry 9 in 1881; to OSL&UN 367 in 1889; vacated between 1894 and 1898
4. Built as Utah Southern RR 4 in 1878; to Utah Central Ry 10 in 1881; to OSL&UN 436 in 1889; to OSL 103 in 1897; vacated in 1901 (OSL 1900 list shows "new" date of August 1873)
5. Built as Utah Southern RR 5 in 1880; to Utah Central Ry 11 in 1881; to OSL&UN 437 in 1889; to OSL 101 in 1897; vacated after 1897 (OSL 1900 list shows "new" date of August 1879)
   

Utah Southern Railroad 4-6-0 -- 2 locomotives

USRR
Number
Date To
USRR
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
1881 UCRy
Number
1889 OSL&UN
Number
Notes
USRR 6 9 Jun 1881 Taunton 779 6 Apr 1881 UCRy 12 OSL&UN 1027 1
USRR 7 28 Jun 1881 Taunton 782 30 Apr 1881 UCRy 13 OSL&UN 1028 2

General Notes:

a. Individual locomotive specifications:
  USRR
Number
Cylinder Drivers Engine
Weight
  USRR 6 18x24 54 84,000
  USRR 7 18x24 54 84,000

Notes:

1. Built as Utah Southern RR 6 in 1881; to Utah Central Ry 12 in 1881; to OSL&UN 1027 in 1889; to OSL 513 in 1897; vacated in 1908
2. Built as Utah Southern RR 7 in 1881; to Utah Central Ry 13 in 1881; to OSL&UN 1028 in 1889; rebuilt to OSL 514 in 1897; to SPLA&SL 54 in 1903; vacated in 1914

Utah Southern Railroad Extension

The five (5) engines generally considered to be Utah Southern Railroad Extension engines were received in 1879 and 1880; four 4-4-0 engines, formerly Union Pacific numbers 65, 123, 125 and 145, were bought around April-May 1879 at $6,000 each; and one Mogul engine, 2-6-0, formerly UPRR 12, bought in May 1880 for $7,500; in July of 1880, the U. P. refunded $3,750 to the Utah Southern "on 5 locomotives sold" to that company.

These five engines, USRRE 12, 65, 123, 125 and 145, appear to have been operated in Utah without being renumbered from UPRR numbers (prior to the Utah Central Railway renumbering).

Utah Southern Railroad Extension 2-6-0 -- 1 locomotive

USRRE
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
USRR
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
1881 UCRy
Number
1889 OSL&UN
Number
Notes
USRR 12 UPRR 12 May 1880 Danforth 449 1866 UCRy 14 OSL&UN 1206 1

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 54 inches
Cylinders: 18x22
Weight: 70,000 pounds

Notes:

1. USRR 12 was built as "Belevue" in 1866; to UPRR 12 in 1867; to Utah Southern Railroad (Extension) 12 in 1880; to Utah Central Ry 14 in 1881; to OSL&UN 1206 in 1889; vacated between 1889 and 1894
   

Utah Southern Railroad Extension 4-4-0 -- 4 locomotives

USRR
Number
First
Number
Date To
USRR
Builder Builder
Number
Date
Built
1881 UCRy
Number
1889 OSL&UN
Number
(USRR 13) UPRR 65 1879 Schenectady 503 Aug 1868 UCRy 15 OSL&UN 368
(USRR 14) UPRR 123 1879 Schenectady 525 Nov 1868 UCRy 16 OSL&UN 369
(USRR 15) UPRR 125 1879 Schenectady 529 Dec 1868 UCRy 17 OSL&UN 370
(USRR 16) UPRR 145 1879 Schenectady 548 Mar 1869 UCRy 18 OSL&UN 371

General Notes:

a. Some locomotive historians show Utah Southern 13-16 as using their former UPRR numbers, along with being lettered for Utah Southern Railroad Extension.
b. Individual locomotive specifications:
  USRR
Number
Cylinder Drivers Engine
Weight
  (USRR 13) 16x24 54 68,600
  (USRR 14) 16x24 54 68,600
  (USRR 15) 16x24 54 68,600
  (USRR 16) 16x24 54 68,600

Notes:

1. USRR 13 was built as UPRR 65 in 1868; to Utah Southern Railroad 13 in 1879; to Utah Central Ry 15 in 1881; to OSL&UN 368 in 1889; vacated between 1894 and 1898.
2. USRR 14 was built as UPRR 123 in 1868; to Utah Southern Railroad 14 in 1879; to Utah Central Ry. 16 in 1881; to OSL&UN 369 in 1889; rebuilt to OSL&UN 843 in December 1892; to OSL 405 in 1899; to OSL 1013 in 1915; retired in January 1923; possibly leased or sold to Willamina & Grande Ronde Railway
3. USRR 15 was built as UPRR 125 in 1868; to Utah Southern Railroad 15 in 1879; to Utah Central Ry 17 in 1881; to OSL&UN 370 in 1889; vacated between 1889 and 1894
4. USRR 16 was built as UPRR 145 in 1869; to Utah Southern Railroad 16 in 1879; to Utah Central Ry 18 in 1881; to OSL&UN 371 in 1889; vacated between 1889 and 1894

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