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Matthew Browning, or M.S. Browning as he was often referred to, was David Eccles' primary business partner throughout the establishment of many industries, including the Ogden Rapid Transit Company. This photo of Browning, from 1900-1901, was taken…
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This photo of David Eccles was taken in 1887-1888 as he served as the mayor of Ogden, Utah.
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An O.R.T. engine #206 is delivered from the American Car Company on June 11, 1912. Collection notes indicate that the car could seat 48 passengers.
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A new U.I.C. engine #60 arrives in Ogden, Utah by rail from the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad. Collection notes indicate that the car was built in 1919 by the American Car Company and that the car seats 30 passengers. The photo shows that…
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A new U.I.C. engine #65 arrives in Ogden, Utah by rail from the Gulf Coast Lines. The collection notes indicate that this engine was built by the American Car Company in 1919 and that it could seat 62 passengers. Delivery in the photo is dated as…
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The U.I.C. engine #500 parked in Ogden, Utah on June 1, 1944. Advertisements on the wall behind the train appear to be for a fitting company which also advertises for "LDS Brand Garments." Collection notes indicate that this engine was recently…
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A U.I.C. engine #500 near Ogden, Utah on June 1, 1944.
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W.A. Whitney also received an invitation to the Military Ball hosted by the UAC. On March 11, 1918 Whitney responded to his invitation by thanking President Peterson and apologizing for the other duties and responsibilities that had prevented him…
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To better establish relationships with the community, the UAC invited many businessmen and individuals from companies with relationships to the school to the Military Ball. Ellingson replied to this invitation on March 12, 1918 stating that he had…
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J.W. Ellingson's response to Nelson's inquiry regarding holiday and weekend rates for students. Ellingson responded on November 26, 1917 informing Nelson that the tariff rules had to be respected and that student rates could not be applied on…
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A December 11, 1917 letter from J.W. Ellingson to President E.G. Peterson in response to a misunderstanding that was investigated by the president regarding a student excursion by railroad. The O.L.I. felt that they were not treated fairly in the…
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The O.L.I. and U.I.C. worked with a number of educational institutions throughout Ogden and Cache Valley in assisting with the transportation of students to school and other events. This letter from September 10, 1917 is a notice from the O.L.I.…
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A letter from August 23, 1917 from J.W. Ellingson to E.G. Peterson, President of the Agricultural College of Utah. The O.L.I. provided Peterson with a railroad pass that was good throughout the state of Utah for a year.
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Correspondence between J.W. Ellingson, Traffic Manager of the Ogden, Logan and Idaho Railway, and Earl Van Wagoner, Assistant President of the Agricultural College of Utah (UAC) on June 9, 1917. Ellingson is informing Van Wagoner of the change in…
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The Amalgamated Sugar Company was originally established by David Eccles and his corporation in 1897, beginning in Ogden, Utah. The company provided financial support, and sugar became a central freight product, for the operations of the U.I.C. This…
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David Eccles and his first wife, Bertha. The Eccles resided in Ogden, Utah and had 12 children together. David, as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, participated in the practice of polygamy and was also married to Ellen…
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One of the most famous photographs of David Eccles, this photo shows Eccles as mayor of Ogden in 1887-188, and is used by many to represent his rise to success and prosperity from humble beginnings.
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A collection of bond coupons that were issued with the mortgage bond for the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad. These coupons were worth $15 for bondholders interested in investing in the company and its future development.
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On July 18, 1947, S.J. Quinney sent the following letter to announce the auctioning of all U.I.C. property throughout the counties of Utah and Idaho in which it had operated. Quinney had been appointed as receiver for the U.I.C. by the U.S. District…
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Following the abandonment of the lines of the U.I.C., S.J. Quinney oversaw the auctioning of U.I.C. property and real estate as the appointed receiver for the company. In this August 6, 1947 letter from Quinney to Bullen, Quinney informs Bullen of…
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A Baggage Claim Ticket, No. A 43489 issued by the Ogden, Logan and Idaho Railway in 1918. This ticket is for a passenger traveling from Ogden, Utah to Providence, Utah. The reverse side of the ticket explains how to use the ticket for stations where…
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This collection of letters contains correspondence between Geo. Champ and Royal Eccles concerning the topic of stock conversion from O.L.I. to U.I.C. stocks. The first letter in the collection, dated September 3, 1919, is a follow-up reminder from…
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A letter from Royal Eccles to Geo. Champ, dated September 18, 1919, with Champ's new stock certificate following the conversion of stocks from the Ogden, Logan and Idaho Railway Company to the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company.
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Royal Eccles wrote this letter on May 18, 1920 to all stockholders of the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company regarding the annual meeting of stockholders in discussing the affairs of the company. Part of this meeting was to discuss the sale of the…
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A pamphlet outlining the timetable of the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Corporation as of April 20, 1942. This timetable includes the train schedule as well as the scheduled bus service that was provided by the railroad since the mid 1920s. The…
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A Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company timetable from June 24, 1918. This timetable displays the schedule of each of the trains traveling the route of the U.I.C. lines. It also provides information about connections from Ogden to Salt Lake City via…
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P.H. Mulcahy, president of the U.I.C. at the time, sent this letter and the attached circular to all U.I.C. station agents on November 27, 1931. He, and the circular, encouraged all employees to utilize the railroad for personal holiday shipments via…
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By April 6, 1948, Quinney had successfully sold the real estate and property of the U.I.C. to accumulate the funds necessary to pay off the company's debts and refund the cost of stocks and bonds held by individuals such as Frederick Champ. This…
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On July 18, 1947, S.J. Quinney sent the following letter to announce the auctioning of all U.I.C. property throughout the counties of Utah and Idaho in which it had operated. Quinney had been appointed as receiver for the U.I.C. by the U.S. District…
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Champ sent in this bond certificate with his December 10 letter to the U.I.C. Bondholder Protective Committee for conversion to the new company's stocks. The certificate is listed under his wife's name, Elizabeth S. Champ.
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In 1940, the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company was purchased and reincorporated as the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Corporation. As a result of the reincorporation, bondholders received a portion of their bond deposits and were also able to convert…
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This letter documents A.P. Bigelow's report to Frederick Champ, April 6, 1928, outlining the discussions of the 1928 U.I.C. stockholder meeting. The report indicates that the old Board of Directors were reelected and Bigelow specifically states that,…
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A.P. Bigelow wrote a second time to Frederick Champ, dated May 15, 1923, reporting the business discussed at the 1923 U.I.C. stockholder meeting. The meeting consisted of a review of the financial statement of the U.I.C. and the reelection of the…
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A.P. Bigelow responded to Frederick Champ, dated May 9, 1922, reporting the results of the U.I.C. stockholder meeting held May 1, 1922. Bigelow reports that there was an election for the Board of Directors with only one change to the Board.
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A.P. Bigelow replied to Champ on April 19, 1922. Bigelow agreed to serve as proxy and vote for Champ's stock in the stockholder meeting that would soon be held by the U.I.C.
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A temporary first mortgage bond for the reincorporated Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company of Delaware in December, 1926. Following financial trouble, the U.I.C. briefly left the hands of the Eccles Corporation for the first time when it was…
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A U.I.C. freight bill dated October 30, 1919 for shipping services for the Becker Brewing and Malting Company from a local customer in Ogden. A stamp on the freight bill indicates the relationship between the Salt Lake and Utah Railway and the O.L.I.…
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A letter from J.W. Bailey, the Superintendent of the Ogden Rapid Transit Company, to the Becker Brewing and Malting Company in Ogden. The brewing company was a loyal customer of the O.R.T., O.L.I., and U.I.C. from the establishment of their services…
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By 1926, the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad felt that the streetcar operations were contributing to the monetary deficit experienced by the company throughout the early 1920s. On August 4, 1926 the Ogden Standard-Examiner reported that the U.I.C. sought…
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