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Thornton Waite Articles

This page was last updated on March 11, 2022.

The following articles are presented through the courtesy of Thornton Waite, with his permission.

The Butte Special - Thornton Waite's article about Union Pacific's Butte Special passenger train.

Eggs By Rail -- Thornton Waite's article about the shipment of eggs by railroad.

Glenns Ferry -- Thornton Waite's article about when the Oregon Short Line almost bypassed Glenns Ferry, Idaho.

Golden Gate Route -- Thornton Waite's article about the San Francisco, Idaho & Montana Railway Company, which became the OSL Wilder Branch, in western Idaho. (Read more about the Wilder Branch)

Idaho Southern Railroad -- Thornton Waite's article about the Idaho Southern Railroad, between Gooding and Jerome, Idaho.

Lemhi and Salmon Valley Railroad -- Thornton Waite's article about the Lemhi and Salmon Valley Railroad in southeastern Idaho.

Mail & Express, 1876 -- Testimony of John Sharp and William Hooper about Mail & Express service in Utah, during the Railway Transportation Commission hearings of 1876.

OSL Grace Branch -- Thornton Waite's article about the Oregon Short Line's Grace Branch, in eastern Idaho.

OSL Homedale Branch -- Thornton Waite's article about the OSL's Homedale Branch in western Idaho.

OSL Paris Branch -- Thornton Waite's article about the OSL's Paris Branch in southeastern Idaho.

OSL Stone Depots -- Thornton Waite's article about the Oregon Short Line's stone depot buildings.

Parkinson Depots -- Thornton Waite's article about the Parkinson father and son architectural firm that designed several depot buildings on Union Pacific and its subsidiaries. (Read more about the Parkininson depots)

Union Pacific Wrecking Derrick Cars -- The text of Thornton Waite's article about Union Pacific's locomotive cranes and wreck derricks.

More Information

Union Pacific, Not In Utah -- An index page for Union Pacific predecessor and subsidiaries, not in Utah.

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