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D&RGW - Utah Copper Track Agreements

This page last updated on January 12, 2012.

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(transcribed from Agreement cards on file at D&RGW Utah Division offices in August 1983)

(PDF of the agreements; 8 pages; 2.4MB)

  • Agreement No. 1861 -- Dated January 5, 1912
  • Between: D&RGW and Utah Copper Co. (first party)
  • Subject: Transportation of Ores from Bingham Canyon to Garfield
  • Location: Bingham Canyon to Magna Plant (Garfield)
  • Reasons: Adjustment of differences between D&RG and Utah Copper Co. after construction of Bingham and Garfield Ry., by allocation of certain tonnage to D&RG
  • Conditions: Utah Copper grants right of way to D&RG on Low Grade Line over Utah company lands, reserves right to move tracks. Grants joint use of tracks at Garfield plants and at junction of Arthur Branch with D&RG company's main line
  • Cost Paid By:
  • Expiration of Agreement: December 31, 1926 -- Cancelled by Supplemental agreement 1861 dated October 31, 1923
  • Salt Lake Division, Bingham Branch

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  • Agreement No. 1861 (Supplement) -- Dated October 31, 1923
  • Between: D&RGW and Utah Copper Co. (first party)
  • Subject: Cancellation and discharge of Agreement 1861 of January 5, 1912
  • Location: Bingham Canyon to Magna Plant (Garfield)
  • Reasons:
  • Conditions:
  • Cost Paid By: $500,000.00 paid by Utah Copper Company to D&RGW for release.
  • Expiration of Agreement:
  • Salt Lake Division, Bingham Branch

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  • Agreement No. 1862 -- Dated January 5, 1912
  • Between: D&RGW and Bingham & Garfield Railroad Co.
  • Subject: Joint operation of tracks
  • Location: At Magna and Arthur, near Garfield, Utah
  • Reasons: Ore shipments from Bingham
  • Conditions:
  • Cost Paid By:
  • Expiration of Agreement: October 31, 1923
  • Salt Lake Division, Bingham Branch and Garfield Beach Extension

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  • Agreement No. 1898 -- Dated March 7, 1912
  • Between: D&RGW (2nd party) and Bingham & Garfield Ry. (1st party)
  • Subject: Joint trackage rights, construction work, easements, etc., between parties
  • Location: At and near Magna and Arthur plants of the Utah Copper Company.
  • Reasons: To define each party's joint and individual rights, ownership duties, etc.
  • Conditions: Each party to do certain work on crossovers, etc.
  • Cost Paid By:
  • Expiration of Agreement: December 31, 1926
  • Utah Lines Division, Garfield Beach Extension

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  • Agreement No. 1898 (Supplement) -- Dated November 25, 1914
  • Between: D&RGW (2nd party) and Bingham & Garfield Ry. (1st party)
  • Subject: Additional track and connections
  • Location: At and near Magna and Arthur plants of the Utah Copper Company.
  • Reasons: To facilitate operation of yards
  • Conditions: Present track between points 'E' and 'B' discontinued
  • Cost Paid By: 1st party, except D&RG to maintain tracks on its right of way
  • Expiration of Agreement: Indefinite
  • Utah Lines Division, Garfield Beach Extension

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  • Agreement No. 1898 (Supplement) -- Dated May 1, 1924, effective as of March 31, 1923
  • Between: D&RGW (2nd party) and Bingham & Garfield Ry. (1st party)
  • Subject: Construction of additional trackage and changes in existing joint tracks
  • Location: Near Magna plant of the Utah Copper Company, at Magna
  • Reasons: Rearrangement of tracks to facilitate construction of certain mill buildings and other improvements
  • Conditions: Provisions under original agreement to be binding, except where modifications are necessary to meet new physical conditions. This supplemental contract shall not reinstate or restore rights or obligations cancelled by agreemnet of October 31, 1923
  • Cost Paid By:
  • Expiration of Agreement: Indefinite
  • Salt Lake Division, Garfield Beach Extension

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  • Agreement No. 2092 -- Dated August 1, 1912
  • Between: D&RGW (2nd party), Utah Copper Company (1st party), and Bingham & Garfield Ry. (3rd party)
  • Subject: Various switches, connections, overhead crossings, etc.
  • Location: Different points in Bingham Canyon
  • Reasons: To provide movable trackage for stripping and mining ore deposits, etc.
  • Conditions: Several traffic and other arrangements (see agreement)
  • Cost Paid By: All by 1st party
  • Expiration of Agreement: Indefinite
  • Utah Lines Division, Bingham Branch (Copper Belt Railroad)

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  • Agreement No. 4163 -- Dated September 21, 1925
  • Between: D&RGW and Bingham & Garfield Ry.
  • Subject: Conveyance by D&RGW to B&G Ry. of right of way and trackage rights
  • Location: In Bingham Canyon and Carr Fork Canyon south of an east and west line, midway between north line of Section 26 and east and west center line of Section 26 (this was the approximate location of the Cuprum yard)
  • Reasons:
  • Conditions: D&RGW reserves right to remove rail within six months on main line of Copper Belt railroad. B&G Ry. pays D&RGW $4,048.50 for used rail in Yampa Mine Spur. See also Deed U-3267 (same date), sale of Low Grade Line (from Midas to end) and part of Copper Belt line with Yampa Branch. $10,000 and other considerations.
  • Cost Paid By:
  • Expiration of Agreement:
  • Salt Lake Division, Bingham Low Grade Line, Copper Belt Branch

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