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(Updated from text originally published in 2005 as part of the book, Ogden Rails)

Ogden Rails, A History of Railroading At The Crossroads Of The West
(Union Pacific Historical Society, 2005)


Abdill, George B. Pacific Slope Railroads, From 1854 to 1900. (Bonanza Books) By arrangement with Superior Publishing Company. Copyright 1959 by Superior Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington.

Ames, Charles Edgar. Pioneering The Union Pacific, A Reappraisal of the Builders of the Railroad. (Appleton-Century-Crofts Division, Meredith Corporation, 1969).

Arrington, Leonard J. Brigham Young: American Moses. (University of Illinois Press, 1985) Illini Books edition, 1986.

-----. David Eccles, Pioneer Western Industrialist. (Utah State University, 1975)

-----. Great Basin Kingdom. (University of Nebraska Press, 1966) Reprint of 1958 Harvard edition.

Athearn, Robert G. The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, Rebel of the Rockies. (Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, 1977) Reprint of Rebel of the Rockies: A History of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, Yale University Press, 1962.

-----. Union Pacific Country. (Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, 1976) Reprint of Rand McNally & Company, 1971.

Bachman, J. R. Story of The Amalgamated Sugar Company, 1897-1961 (Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1962) Copyright The Amalgamated Sugar Company, Ogden, Utah.

Bancroft, Herbert Howe. History Of Utah (Bookcraft, Inc., 1964) Reprint of 1886.

Beal, Merrill D. Intermountain Railroads. (Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1962).

Bliss, Jonathan. Merchants and Miners in Utah: The Walker Brothers and Their Bank. (Western Epics, 1983).

Carr, Stephen L. and Robert W. Edwards. Utah Ghost Rails. (Western Epics, 1989).

Carter, Kate B., compiler. Heart Throbs of the West, Volume 2. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1940).

Collett, Carol Ivins. Kaysville - Our Town, A History. (Kaysville, Utah: Kaysville City, 1976).

Daughters of Utah Pioneers. East of Antelope Island. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Publishers Press, 1948) Fourth Edition, 1971.

Drury, George H., comp., The Train-Watcher's Guide to North American Railroads. (Milwaukee, Wis.: Kalmbach Publishing Co., 1992) Railroad Reference Series No. 11, 2nd edition.

Farnham, Wallace D. "Shadows From The Gilded Age" in The Golden Spike, David E. Miller, ed., Utah State Historical Society and The University of Utah Press. (Salt Lake City, Utah: The University of Utah Press, 1973)

Galloway, John Debo, C. E. The First Transcontinental Railroad, Central Pacific, Union Pacific. (New York, New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1950).

Griswold, Wesley S. A Work of Giants, Building the First Transcontinental Railroad. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1962).

Hemphill, Mark W. Union Pacific Salt Lake Route. (Erin, Ontario: The Boston Mills Press, 1995).

Hilton, George W. and John F. Due. The Electric Interurban Railways In America. (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1960).

Hofsommer, Don L. The Southern Pacific, 1901-1985. (College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1986).

Hunter, Milton R., comp. and ed. Beneath Ben Lomond's Peak, A History of Weber County 1824-1900, by Weber County Chapter, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Deseret News Press, 1944).

Hyman, Sidney. Marriner S. Eccles. Private Entrepreneur and Public Servant. (Stanford, California: Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 1976)

Kaysville-Layton Historical Society. A History of the Bamberger Railroad. (Kaysville-Layton Historical Society and Heritage Museum, 1990)

-----. Layton, Utah, Historic Viewpoints. (Kaysville-Layton Historical Society, 1985).

Klein, Maury. Union Pacific, Volume I, Birth of a Railroad, 1862-1893. (Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1987).

-----. Union Pacific, Volume II, The Rebirth, 1894-1969. (New York: Doubleday & Company, 1989).

Koch, Michael. The Shay Locomotive, Titan of the Timber. (Denver, Colorado: World Press, 1971).

Kraus, George. High Road To Promontory: Building the Central Pacific (now Southern Pacific) across the High Sierra. (Palo Alto, California: American West Publishing Company, 1969).

LeMassena, Robert A. Rio Grande...to the Pacific. (Denver, Colorado: Sundance Publications, Ltd., 1974) Third Printing, Second Edition, May 1979.

Madsen, Brigham D. Corinne, The Gentile Capital of Utah. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Society, 1980).

Morgan, Dale L. The Great Salt Lake. (Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1973, reprint of 1947)

Myrick, David F. "Refinancing And Rebuilding The Central Pacific: 1899-1910" in The Golden Spike, David E. Miller, ed., Utah State Historical Society, University of Utah Press. (Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, 1973)

Pitchard, George E. Newspaper Notes Project, Railroad Notes. (Salt Lake City, Utah: George E. Pitchard, August 1987).

Raymond, Anan S., and Richard E. Fike. Rails East To Promontory, The Utah Stations, Cultural Resource Series, No. 8, U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Utah, 1981.

Riegel, Robert Edgar. The Story of the Western Railroads. (Lincoln, Nebraska: Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, 1964) Reprint of Macmillian Co., 1926.

Roberts, Richard C. and Richard W. Sadler. Ogden: Junction City. (Northridge, California: Windsor Publications, 1985, reprinted 1988).

Signor, John R. Donner Pass, Southern Pacific's Sierra Crossing. (San Marino, California: Golden West Books, 1985).

-----. The Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad: Union Pacific's Historic Salt Lake Route. (San Marino, California: Golden West Books, 1988).

Skaggs, Jimmy M. Prime Cut, Livestock Raising and Meatpacking in the United States, 1607-1983 (College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1986)

State of Utah, Department of Public Instruction. Utah - Resources and Activities, Supplement to the Utah State Courses of Study for Elementary and Secondary Schools. Salt Lake City, Utah: 1933.

Stewart, John J. The Iron Trail to the Golden Spike. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Company, 1969).

Strack, Don. "Utah's Canning Industry." In Utah History Encyclopedia, edited by Allen Kent Powell, pp. 67-70. (Salt Lake City, Utah: The University of Utah Press, 1994)

-----. "Railroads in Utah." In Utah History Encyclopedia, edited by Allen Kent Powell, pp. 450-455. (Salt Lake City, Utah: The University of Utah Press, 1994)

Strapac, Joseph A. Southern Pacific Historic Diesels: Volume 3, E-Units and Passenger Fs. (Bellflower, California.: Shade Tree Books, 1996)

-----. "Twenty-Eight Years of Alco Diesels" in Southern Pacific 1967-1968 Motive Power Annual. (Burlingame, Calif.: Chatham Publishing Company, 1968)

Sumsion, Oneita Burnside. Thistle$hellip;Focus on Disaster. (Springville, Utah: Art City Publishing Co., 1983)

Swett, Ira L. Interurbans of Utah, Interurbans Special 55 (Cerritos, Calif.: Interurbans, 1974)

Terry, William W. William W. Terry Collection. Weber State University, Special Collections, MS 116, Ogden, Utah.

Thompson, Anthony W., Robert J. Church and Bruce H. Jones. Pacific Fruit Express. (Wilton, California: Central Valley Railroad Publications, 1992)

Trottman, Nelson. History of the Union Pacific, A financial and economic survey. (New York: Augustus M. Kelley Publishers, 1966) Reprint of Sentry Press, 1923.

White, Henry K. History of the Union Pacific. (Clifton, New Jersey: Augustus M. Kelley Publishers, 1973) Reprint of University of Chicago Press, 1895.

White, John H., Jr. The American Railroad Freight Car. (Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993).

Wilson, O. Meredith. The Denver and Rio Grande Project, 1870-1901, A History of the First Thirty Years of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Howe Brothers Publishing Company, 1981).

Public Documents

Interstate Commerce Commission. Finance Docket 9791; Southern Pacific Proposed Abandonment; Proposed abandonment of portion of Promontory Branch between Kelton and Lucin, Utah. Application made on April 3, 1933, denied on June 11, 1934. Published in Volume 199, Interstate Commerce Commission Reports, pp. 731-739 (199 ICC 731).

-----. Finance Docket 13655, Report Of The Commission; Decided June 11, 1942. "This report will not be printed in full in the permanent series of Interstate Commerce Commission Reports", part of Public Service Commission of Utah file for abandonment of Central Pacific Promontory Branch

Video tape recordings

Morrison-Knudsen Company, Incorporated. "Mariners In Hardhats" (Pasadena, California: Pentrex, 1993) Video recording of original M-K 30-minute film explaining construction features of Southern Pacific's Salt Lake causeway.


Deseret News

Deseret Evening News

Ogden Standard Examiner

Ogden Junction

Salt Lake Tribune


Adkins, Marlowe C., Jr. "A History of John W. Young's Utah Railroads, 1884-1894." MS Thesis. Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1978.

Johnson, David F. "The History and Economics of Utah Railroads." MS Thesis. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1947.

Reeder, Clarence A., Jr. "The History of Utah's Railroads, 1869-1883." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1970.


Anderson, H. V. "New sampler speeds design of 31,000,000-cu yd fill", Civil Engineering, Volume 27 [December 1957] pp. 40-43.

Arrington, Leonard J. "The Transcontinental Railroad and Mormon Economic Policy". The Pacific Historical Review, Volume 20, Number 2 [May 1951], pp.143-157.

-----. "Utah's Coal Road in the Age of Unregulated Competition". In Utah Historical Quarterly, January 1955, pp. 35-63.

Behrens, Peter. "Industrial Processing of Great Salt Lake Brines by Great Salt Lake Minerals & Chemicals Corporation", Great Salt Lake, a Scientific, Historical and Economic Overview, J. Wallace Gwynn, ed. (Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, Bulletin 116, June 1980)

Harrop, D.B. "Rebuilding of a Legend", CTC Board, Issue 103, January 1984, pp.12-19

Jaekle, W. M. "$49,000,000 project for Southern Pacific", Civil Engineering, Volume 27, December 1957, pp. 44-47

Lambert, Dave, and Jennie Lambert. "The Post War Refrigerator Car, A Brief History", in three parts. Railroad Model Craftsman, Volume 63, Number 10 [March 1994], Volume 63, Number 11 [April 1994], Volume 63, Number 12 [May 1994].

Mann, David, H. "The Undriving of the Golden Spike", in The Last Spike Is Driven, Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, Number 1 [Winter 1969], Everett L. Cooley, ed., pp.124-134.

Pound, Arthur, "Up From The Grass Roots" Industrial America, Its Way Of Work And Thought, Chapter VII (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1936)

"Abandonment Report: Bamberger Railroad", Short Line Railroader, Number 40, July 1959

"Bamberger Railroad", Interurban Special No. 4, September 1946

"Ogden: Gateway of the West", Utah Payroll Builder, Volume 19, Number 5, May 1930

The Western Galaxy, Volume 1, number 4, June 1888. USU Special Collections, Book Collection 13, No.287


Austin, Richard L. The Union Pacific Railroad: A Study Of Its First Entrance Into Utah With An Emphasis On Weber Canyon. Unpublished manuscript on file at Ogden Union Station, Ogden, Utah. No date.

City of Ogden, Utah. Minutes Of City Council, Ogden City, 1869-1872; LDS Church Historical Department, MS 3720, folder 2.

Rio Grande Western Railway. Lease and Agreement for leasing the Ogden Union Depot facilities between The Ogden Union Railway & Depot Company and The Rio Grande Western Railway Company. Treasurer's Contract No. 1890, May 1, 1892.

Rio Grande Western Railway. Lease From The Union Pacific Railroad Company to The Rio Grande Western Railway Company and The Oregon Short Line Railroad Company of the Stock Corral at Ogden. Treasurer's Contract No. 1938, May 31, 1898.

Roberts, Richard C. Ogden Union Station: as an Architectural Reflection of Ogden City History and Cultural Values, unpublished manuscript in possession of Michael Burdett, Ogden, Utah. [no date, circa 1980]

State of Utah, Office of Secretary of State. Articles of Incorporation, Ogden Union Railway and Depot Company, Index number 486; also Index number 4324

Terry, William W. Weber County Is Worth Knowing. [no publication information]

Union Pacific Railroad. Corporate History of Oregon Short Line Railroad Company, As of June 30th, 1916, prepared in compliance with requirements of ICC Valuation Order No. 20.

Union Pacific Railroad. Corporate History of Union Pacific Railroad Company, As of June 30, 1919, prepared in compliance with requirements of ICC Valuation Order No. 20.

William Terry Collection, Weber State University, MSS 116, Box 1, Folder 26