Guide to the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company, Wellsville Station Papers,
1920-1936

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Utah Idaho Central Railroad Company--Wellsville Station
Title: Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company, Wellsville Station Papers
Dates: 1920-1936 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box and 17 books (9.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 61
Summary: This collection contains the financial papers of Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company, Wellsville Station spanning the period from 1920 to 1936
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

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.

Content Description

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.

Use of the Collection

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.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Books are arranged chronologically.

Processing Note :  

Processed in May of 2006

Acquisition Information :  

The material in this collection was donated to Utah State University Special Collections & Archives by Richard Watkins in 1981.

Related Materials :  

In addition to this collection USU Special Collections & Archives houses two other UIC collections: The Mendon Station PapersCOLL MSS 60 and The Providence Station PapersCOLL MSS 163

Bibliography :  

    Sources for further information:

  • Sorenson, Philip E., “The Utah-Idaho Central Railroad,” Utah Historical Quarterly , Vol. 27, 1959.
  • Sorenson, Philip E. "A Corporate and Financial History of the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad" (Masters thesis, Utah State Agricultural College, 1957.)

Detailed Description of the Collection

Financial Papers, 1920-1936
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 Daily Balance Sheets (loose) 1935 July
book
1 Domestic Money Order Receipts Monthly Comparative Statements Station Agent Correspondence 1920-1929
book
2 Competitive Business Reports Station Requisitions 1926-1929
book
3 Daily Car Reports
Reports of Freight Cars Received and Forwarded
1928 February-April
book
4 Daily Balance Sheets
Reports of Waybills Received
1928 Oct-1929 January
book
5 Daily Balance Sheets
Reports of Freight Cars Received and Forwarded
1930 June-August
book
6 Daily Balance Sheets 1930 August-November
book
7 Daily Balance Sheets 1931 November-February
book
8 Daily Balance Sheets 1931 February-May
book
9 Daily Balance Sheets 1931 May-July
book
10 Daily Balance Sheets 1931 July-September
book
11 Daily Balance Sheets 1931 September-December
book
12 Daily Balance Sheets 1932 March-May
book
13 Daily Balance Sheets 1932 August-October
book
14 Daily Balance Sheets 1934 August-November
book
15 Daily Balance Sheets 1936 February-April
book
16 Station Cash Book 1931-1935
book
17 Record of Freight Bills Issued 1933-1936

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Utah Idaho Central Railroad Company
    • Utah Idaho Central Railroad Company--Wellsvile Station--Records and correspondence
    • Utah Idaho Central Railroad Company--Wellsville Station--History
    • Subject Terms :
    • Railroads--Utah
    • Geographical Names :
    • Wellsville (Utah)--History

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