The Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company grew from two local railway systems organized by David Eccles. The Ogden Rapid Transit Company (1900) and the Logan Rapid Transit Company (1909) merged in May 1914 to create the Ogden, Logan & Idaho Railway Company. The main line extended from Ogden, Utah to Preston, Idaho and its major business focus was to profit from passenger (rather than freight) transit. The Company was officially incorporated with the name “Utah-Idaho Central Railroad” in 1918. The Utah-Idaho Central operated until February 28, 1947, when the railline was abandoned and scrapped.
The Wellsville, Utah Station was erected in 1915 and by 1916 had become a stop on the electric powered Ogden, Logan & Idaho Railway Company’s route.
This collection contains the financial papers of Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company, Wellsville Station spanning the period from 1920 to 1936. This collection contains seventeen bound volumes and one box of material that record domestic money order receipts, competitive business reports, daily car reports, reports of way bills received, reports of freight cars received and forwarded, and the station's cash books.
Restrictions on Access :
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.Restrictions on Use :
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company, Wellsville Station Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Initial Citation: Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company, Wellsville Station Papers USU_COLL MSS 61, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 61, USUSCA.
Books are arranged chronologically.
Processing Note :
Processed in May of 2006Acquisition Information :
The material in this collection was donated to Utah State University Special Collections & Archives by Richard Watkins in 1981.Related Materials : Bibliography :
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