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Utah & Nevada Railway Locomotives

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Utah & Nevada 2-6-0 -- 2 locomotives

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
U&Nev
Builder Builder
Number
Build
Date
1889 OSL&UN
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
U&Nev 1 UW 1, "Oquirrh" Jul 1881 Brooks 167 Jun 1873 OSL&UN 4 Bef Jan 1891 1
U&Nev 2 UW 2, "Edward Hunter" Jul 1881 Brooks 227 Apr 1875 OSL&UN 5 Bef Jan 1891 2

General Notes:

a.

Utah & Nevada Railway number 1, as Salt Lake, Sevier Valley & Pioche Railroad number 2, named "Kate Connor"; arrived in Salt Lake City, loaded on a flat car, on July 7, 1873; cost of $8,500.00. The SLSV&P failed to gain financial support, and all assets including the locomotive were assumed by Utah Western Railway in mid-June 1874 (locomotive cost settlement was $6,000 in cash and $4,000 in stock of the Utah Western Railway). First operation of the locomotive (it never having operated on the SLSV&P) appears to have been on November 18, 1874.

b. "Oquirrh" - an Indian word, meaning something like 'tree-covered' and by the Indians used as the name of the ridge of mountains running south from the lower end of the Great Salt Lake - and still known as the Oquirrh Mountains.
c. "Edward Hunter" - at that time (1875), the Presiding Bishop of the Mormon Church, and a friend and associate of John W. Young in several enterprises in and around Salt Lake City.
d. Individual locomotive specifications:
  Road
Number
Cylinders Drivers Engine
Weight
  U&Nev 1 11x16 inches 36 inches 36,000 pounds
  U&Nev 2 11x16 inches 36 inches 36,000 pounds

Notes:

1. Utah & Nevada Railway number 1 was built as Salt Lake, Sevier Valley & Pioche Railroad number 2 in 1873, named "Kate Connor"; to Utah Western Railway number 1 in 1874, named "Oquirrh"; to Utah & Nevada Railway number 1 in 1881, named "Oquirrh"; to OSL&UN number 4 in 1889; vacated before 1891, scrapped
2. Utah & Nevada Railway number 2 was built in 1875, named "Edward Hunter"; to Utah & Nevada Railway number 2 in 1881, named "Edward Hunter"; to OSL&UN number 5 in 1889; vacated before 1891, scrapped
   

Utah & Nevada 4-4-0 -- 1 locomotive

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
U&Nev
Builder Builder
Number
Build
Date
1889 OSL&UN
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
U&Nev 3 UW 3, "Jonathan" Jul 1881 Baldwin 4982 Feb 1880 OSL&UN 285 1892 1

Description:

Drive Wheel Diameter: 44 inches
Cylinders: 12x16 inches

Notes:

1.

Utah & Nevada Railway number 3 was built as Utah Western Railway number 3 in 1881, named "Jonathan"; to Utah & Nevada Railway number 3 in 1881; to OSL&UN 285 in 1889; vacated in 1892; sold to Sumpter Valley number 4 in late 1892; to Sumpter Valley 15 in 1906; sold to Eureka Nevada Railway 15 in June 1912 (for Surprise Valley Railroad); further disposition unknown.

   

Utah & Nevada 2-6-0 -- 2 locomotives (ex Utah & Northern)

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
U&Nev
Builder Builder
Number
Build
Date
1889 OSL&UN
Number
1897 OSL
Number
Date
Vacated
Notes
U&Nev 4 U&N 11 May 1888 Baldwin 4429 Sep 1878 OSL&UN 11 OSL 1 1903 1
U&Nev 5 U&N 22 Apr 1889 Baldwin 4967 Feb 1880 OSL&UN 21 OSL 2 1902 2

General Notes:

a. Individual locomotive specifications:
  Road
Number
Cylinders Drivers Engine
Weight
  U&Nev 4 12x18 inches 40 inches 39,000 pounds
  U&Nev 5 11x16 inches 36 inches 35,000 pounds

Notes:

1. Utah & Nevada Railway number 4 was built as Utah & Northern number 7 in 1878; to Utah & Northern 11 in 1885; to Utah & Nevada number 4 in May 1888; to OSL&UN 11 in 1889; to OSL number 2 in 1897; sold to Sumpter Valley 11 in 1903; to Sumpter Valley 12 in 1906; retired in June 1916; displayed on campus of Idaho State University at Pocatello, Idaho, from 1936 to 1942; scrapped.
2. Utah & Nevada Railway number 5 was built as Utah & Northern 18; to Utah & Northern 22 in 1885; to Utah & Nevada number 5 in April 1889; to OSL&UN 21 in 1889; to OSL number 1 in 1897; vacated in 1902, scrapped

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