Saturday, December 28, 2013

CP-UP Junction Promontory to Ogden

From: "Kyle Wyatt"

I am trying to pin down just when the interchange between the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific moved from Promontory to Ogden. The schedule from December 2, 1869 seems pretty clearly to show the junction at Promontory. By December 29 it looks more confused, with part of the schedule indicated Ogden, and sleeping cars listing Promontory. Other indications suggest the transition date may have been Jan 1, 1870.

Does anyone have any articles form more local papers, such as Ogden or Salt Lake City?


CP timetable - still Promontory - California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences, Volume 32, Number 19, 2 December 1869

1869-12-29 CP, SF&SJ, CalP Timetables; still Promontory - Daily Alta California, Volume 21, Number 7222, 29 December 1869

Central Pacific fares via Ogden, effective Jan 1, 1870 - Daily Alta California, Volume 21, Number 7224, 31 December 1869

Daily Alta California, Volume XXII, Number 7226, 2 January 1870 - Page 6 Advertisements Column 7


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Wendell Huffman"
Subject: RE: CP-UP Junction Promontory to Ogden

The US Pacific Railway Commission testimony (p 4748) has December 6.


12/28/2013 11:53 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "NewCastle, AltaCal'a"
Subject: Promontory Branch

I suggest that the purchase of the Promontory Branch by the CPRR was hastened by the following joint resolution of the US Congress:

"The common terminous of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads shall be at or near Ogden; and the Union Pacific Railroad Company shall build, and the Central Pacific Railroad Company pay for and own the railroad from the terminus aforesaid to Promontory Summit, at which point the rails shall meet and connect and form one continous line."

This resolution also gave the President authority to withhold bond issuance until a first class road was completed.

16 US stats 56-57, 41st Congress, 1st session, March 4-April 10, 1869.

—G J Chris Graves, NewCastle, Cal.

12/29/2013 12:35 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Larry Mullaly"
Re: CP-UP Junction Promontory to Ogden

... the enclosed correspondence from Collis Potter Huntington ... contains some interesting detail but no smoking gun. The [December 1869 Ogden Junction] map I find particularly interesting. I believe there is more correspondence in the CPH microfilm for the period Dec-January that may help ...


12/30/2013 5:23 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Kyle Wyatt"

Many thanks, Larry. Lots of good material there.


12/30/2013 5:26 PM  

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