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

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, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

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 DescriptionReturn to Top

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 CollectionReturn to Top

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 InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Freight Bill/Delivery Receipt/MemorandumsReturn to Top

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

Daily Reports of Baggage and Local Checks on HandReturn to Top

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

Communications from the Office of the Superintendent, Railway Express Agency, Inc., Utah-Idaho Division. Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Bulletins
1930 - 1933
6
Circulars
1930 - 1933
6
General Correspondence
1918 - 1929 (incomplete)

Freight WaybillsReturn to Top

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

Shipping OrdersReturn to Top

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

Daily Station Reports, 1918Return to Top

(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

Demurrage Reports: WeeklyReturn to Top

(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

Comparative Statement of Business HandledReturn to Top

(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

Summary of Reports Sent to District Accounting BureauReturn to Top

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

Train ScheduleReturn to Top

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

Oversize Record BooksReturn to Top

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