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 Providence, 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 three-box collection contains the papers of the UIC Providence Railroad Station and span the period of 1918 to 1919. These papers consist of freight tariff publications from the United States Railroad Administration, daily abstracts and balance sheets, way bills, and a memorandum for cash book. Box 1 contains the United States Railway Administration circulars which concern freight tariffs that are geographically specific and contain detailed charges for different types of freight, such as cement, livestock, and canned goods. Boxes 2-3 contain a variety of working papers from the station, including bills of landing, daily abstracts, daily balance sheets, way bills, and memorandum for cash book.
The papers that comprise this collection were found in an abandoned building in Logan and had received water damage prior to their donation to Utah State University. Researchers should be aware that the papers in this collection are fragile and at times difficult to read due to this damage.
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 Railway Providence Station Records must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Initial Citation: Utah Idaho Central Railway Providence Station Records USU_COLL MSS 163, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 163, USUSCA.
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Processing Note :
Processed in February of 2006Related Materials :
Note for Researchers: In addition to this collection USU Special Collections & Archives houses two other UIC collections: The Mendon Station Papers (COLL MSS 60) and The Wellsville Station Papers (COLL MSS 61)Bibliography : Sources for further information:
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