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.
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.
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.
The material in this has been organized chronologically and topically.
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 :
Detailed Description of the Collection
(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)
(Records the detention of freight cars beyond the time allowed for loading and unloading and the payment made for the detention.)
(Records freight and passenger traffic; cargo; weight increases and decreases; rate increases and decreases; carloads received and forwarded.)