Guide to the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company, Mendon Station Papers,
1916-1936

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company, Mendon Station Papers
Dates: 1916-1936 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 22 boxes and 16 books (12.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 60
Summary: This collection contains the papers of the UIC Mendon Railroad Station and spans the period of 1916 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 rail line was abandoned and scrapped.

The Mendon, 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 papers of the UIC Mendon Railroad Station and spans the period of 1916 to 1936. This collection consists of twenty-two boxes and sixteen oversized ledgers of material in the form of station correspondence, monthly reports, financial summary reports, various receipts, waybills, shipping orders, passenger transit tickets sales, a train schedule for 1918, and other similar papers.

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, Mendon 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, Mendon Station Papers USU_COLL MSS 60, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 60, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The material in this has been organized chronologically and topically.

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 Wellsville Station PapersCOLL MSS 61 and The Providence Station PapersCOLL MSS 163 .


Detailed Description of the Collection

Freight Bill/Delivery Receipt/Memorandums
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 Freight Bill/Delivery Receipt/Memorandum for Cash Book Entry
(Records point of origin and destination for cargo; consignee; shipper; route of shipment; amount and description of cargo; weight and rates.)
1918 - 1919
2 Freight .Bill/Delivery Receipt/Memorandum for Cash Book Entry 1920 - 1921
3 Freight Bill/Delivery Receipt/Memorandum for Cash Book Entry 1922 - 1929
4 Freight Bill/Delivery Receipt/Memorandum for Cash Book Entry 1930 - 1935

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Daily Reports of Baggage and Local Checks on Hand
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
5 Daily Reports of Baggage and Local Checks on Hand
(Records train identification; baggage received, delivered, and on hand; destination; kind of checks.)
1918 - 1924
Box
5 Daily Car Reports/Reports of Freight Cars Received and Forwarded
(Records train identification; date received; car numbers and whether loaded or empty; demurrage rates; detention report; destination.)
1925 - 1927
5 Reports of Cars Set Out Picked Up and On Hand
(Records initials, number and kind of cars; whether loaded or empty; consignor and consignee.)
1933 - 1935

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Communications from the Office of the Superintendent, Railway Express Agency, Inc., Utah-Idaho Division.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
6 Bulletins 1930 - 1933
6 Circulars 1930 - 1933
6 General Correspondence 1918 - 1929 (incomplete)

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Freight Waybills
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
7 Freight Waybills
(Records cargo origin and destination; shipper; consignee; weight and rates.)
1920-1933
8 Less Than Car Load Freight Waybills 1922 - 1927
8 Livestock Freight Waybills 1925 - 1933
8 Livestock Contracts
(Forms to be used in place of Uniform Bill of Lading for shipment of livestock and wild animals.)
1919 - 1933

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Shipping Orders
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
9 Shipping Orders
(Records destination; cargo; weight; consignee; consignor.)
1918 - 1923
10 Shipping Orders 1924 - 1933

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Daily Station Reports, 1918

(Letterpress books recording daily abstracts of local waybills received; daily balance sheets; cash remittance records and descriptions of drafts, bank checks, vouchers, etc.; daily reports of freight cars received and forwarded; cars detained; cash papers remitted)

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
11 Volume 1 1918 March - 1918 May
11 Vo1ume 2 1918 May - 1918 July
11 Volume 3 1918 July - 1918 September
11 Volume 4 1918 September - 1918 November
12 Volume 5 1919 May - 1919 July
12 Volume 6 1921 March - 1921 April
12 Volume 7 1921 May - 1921 July
13 Volume 8 1921 July - 1921 October
13 Volume 9 1921 October - 1921 December
13 Volume 10 1922 January - 1922 April
13 Volume 11 1922 April - 1922 August
14 Volume 12 1922 September - 1922 December
14 Volume 13 1923 January - 1923 April
14 Volume 14 1923 May - 1923 August
15 Volume 15 1923 December - 1924 April
15 Volume 16 April 1924 - August 1924
15 Volume 17 August 1924 - November 1924
16 Volume 18 1925 October - 1926 January
16 Volume 19 1926 December - 1927 April
16 Volume 20 1929 February - 1929 May
17 Volume 21 January 1929 -September 1929
17 Volume 22 September 1929 - February 1931
17 Volume 23 October 1931 - March 1933

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Demurrage Reports: Weekly

(Records the detention of freight cars beyond the time allowed for loading and unloading and the payment made for the detention.)

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
18 Volume 1 1920 July - 1924 May
17 Volume 2 1927 October - 1929 June
17 Volume 3 Station Record Book 1923 - 1929
17 Volume 4 Report of Cars Released 1931 - 1935
17 Volume 5 Short or Bad Order Reports 1921

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Comparative Statement of Business Handled

(Records freight and passenger traffic; cargo; weight increases and decreases; rate increases and decreases; carloads received and forwarded.)

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
19 1 Comparative Statement of Business Handled 1927
19 2 Comparative Statement of Business Handled 1928
19 3 Comparative Statement of Business Handled 1931
19 4 Comparative Statement of Business Handled 1932
19 5 Comparative Statement of Business Handled 1933
19 6 Comparative Statement of Business Handled 1934

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Summary of Reports Sent to District Accounting Bureau
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
20 1 Summary of Reports Sent to District Accounting Bureau 1929
20 2 Summary of Reports Sent to District Accounting Bureau 1930
20 3 Summary of Reports Sent to District Accounting Bureau 1931
20 4 Summary of Reports Sent to District Accounting Bureau 1932
20 5 Summary of Reports Sent to District Accounting Bureau 1933
21 1 Summary of Reports Sent to District Accounting Bureau 1934

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Train Schedule
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
22 Schedule of Cache Valley Routes and Timetable effective 1918 June 24

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Oversize Record Books
Container(s)
Description
Dates
book
1 Receipts and Payment Record 1916 July - 1918 November
2 Receipts and Payment Record 1920 July - 1921 October
3 Receipts and Payment Record 1921 November - 1922 October
4 Receipts and Payment Record 1922 November - 1923 November
5 Receipts and Payment Record 1923 December - 1925 April
6 Record of Freight Bills Issued 1916 September - 1921 February
7 Record of Freight Bills Issued 1921 March - 1924 April
8 Record of Freight Bills Issued 1928 November - 1931 January
9 Station Cash Book 1930 July - 1936 April
10 Station's Monthly Reports 1917 March - 1920 May
11 Station's Monthly Reports 1920 June - 1923 December
12 Station's Monthly Reports 1924 January - 1928 June
13 Station's Monthly Reports 1928 July - 1933 May
14 Ticket Sales 1931 - 1933
15 Ticket Sales undated
16 Ticket Sales undated

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Ogden, Logan and Idaho Railway Company
    • Utah Idaho Central Railroad Company.
    • Utah Idaho Central Railroad Company--Mendon Station--History
    • Utah Idaho Central Railroad Company--Mendon Station--Records and correspondence
    • Subject Terms :
    • Railroads--Utah
    • Geographical Names :
    • Mendon (Utah)--History

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