Ogden City Railway (1883-1891)
Ogden City Street Railway (1891-1900)
This page was last updated on August 6, 2019.
Ogden City Railway owned five steam "motors" (also known as steam dummies) in the 1889-1890 time period prior to being converted to electric power. One or more were never in service in Ogden.
|No. 10||Lima||295||Jul 1890||Jan 1891||1|
- The Shay locomotive was likely delivered in either late July or early August 1890, but the Ogden City Railway was sold at auction on December 23, 1890; the company was reorganized as the Ogden City Street Railway to finance the conversion to electric operations; improvements of tracks, and installation of poles and overhead wires began in January 1891 but electric opertations did not begin until September 25, 1891.
- No. 10 was built by Lima Locomotive Works, Lima, Ohio.
- "Light Weight" given above is the "empty" weight as shown on Lima's "Drawing Card Index" sheets.
- Individual locomotive specifications:
|No. 10||2||(3) 9x8 inches||26 inches||37,500 pounds|
- Built as Ogden City Railway no. 10 in 1890; to D. Eccles & Company for Oregon Lumber Company no. 10 in January 1891; sold to Salt Lake & Mercur on October 12, 1894 first as SL&M no. 10 and then as SL&M no. 1; sold in late 1899 or early 1900 to Dabob Bay Logging Company, in Dabob Bay, Washington; then sold in January 1921 to Devitt Lumber Company, Devitt, Oregon; then sold to Bade Lumber Company; then sold to Shanghai Building Company; then sold to Shanghai Lumber Company, all in Devitt, Oregon; last date given being July 1927; after Shanghai Lumber it was sold to Mowry Logging Company in Glenwood, Oregon. (source at ShayLocomotives.com)
- The Salt Lake Tribune of October 13, 1894 noted the sale of the Shay by the Oregon Lumber Company, to the Salt Lake & Mercur, and that it was run down from Salt Lake City to Fairfield station, junction of the Union Pacific's old Salt Lake & Western, and the newly completed Salt Lake & Mercur.