A letter from the O.R.T. to the Becker Brewing and Malting Company in Ogden, Utah, regarding payment for shipping services. This 1911 letter indicates the early relationship of Becker Brewing with the O.R.T., which would continue.
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(Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections & Archives, Becker Brewing and Malting Company records, 1893–1954 CAINE MSS 31, Series 2, Box 13, Folder 8, Item 1)
The inner-city lines mainly operated for the use of passenger transportation. The branch lines to outside cities focused more on freight, though the lines to Warren, Plain City, and Huntsville also served children who traveled to Ogden for school. The O.R.T. did bring initial profit for Eccles. Philip Sorensen, a historian of the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad, wrote that “success greeted the Ogden Rapid Transit Company in its first years of operation and determined David Eccles to build a similar system in Cache Valley.” This became a reality in 1910 when he established the Logan Rapid Transit Company in Logan, Utah.