The extended clear glass globe is unmarked and No cracks some small flea chips around rims. Some small pinhole repair on the O on the hood. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Oregon Short Line locomotive & tender #877, c. The Oregon Short Line Railroad reporting mark.The line was organized as the Oregon Short Line Railway in 1881 as a subsidiary of the Union Pacific Railway. The Union Pacific intended the line to be the shortest route ("the short line") from Wyoming to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Construction was begun in 1881 at Granger, Wyoming, and completed in 1884 at Huntington, Oregon. In 1889 the line merged with the Utah & Northern Railway.
And a handful of smaller railroads to become the Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway. Following the bankruptcy of Union Pacific in 1897, the line was taken into receivership and reorganized as the Oregon Short Line Railroad ("OSL").The OSL became a part of the Union Pacific System in the Harriman reorganization of 1898. Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway. Oregon Short Line bridge over American Falls, from Oregon Historical Quarterly vol. The Oregon Short Line Railway was organized on April 14, 1881. The line started from the Union Pacific main line in Granger, Wyoming. On August 5, 1882, and then to McCammon, Idaho. In the Fall of 1882.
The line was shared with fellow Union Pacific subsidiary Utah & Northern's grade by adding a third rail. The line from Pocatello to Huntington, Oregon. Was completed in late 1884. Was on track leased from the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company.The line was essential because the Union Pacific main line ended in Utah. Where it met the Central Pacific Railroad. Which by that time was part of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Southern Pacific had built tracks as far east as El Paso, Texas. And would, in 1883, become a transcontinental railroad in its own right.
The Southern Pacific then started routing traffic to the southern line, cutting off the Union Pacific, which needed other access to the Pacific coast. The Oregon Short Line also was meant to halt the OR&N's continued eastward expansion at the Idaho-Oregon border. This section does not cite. Please help improve this section. By adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Learn how and when to remove this template message. Cover of To Geyserland, an Oregon Short Line Railroad brochure. In 1889, the Oregon Short Line Railway merged with Utah & Northern Railway and 6 other smaller railroads to form the Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway. In 1890 the company finished converting the original Utah & Northern line from.
A process that U&N had started as early as 1885. On October 13, 1893, the OSL&UN went into receivership with the rest of the Union Pacific holdings.
On March 15, the OSL took possession of the line and started operating. Oregon Short Line Yellowstone Park ad in Goodwin's Weekly of Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 23, 1911. The OSL was independent for a short period of time until October 1898 when the newly reformed Union Pacific Railroad took control of a majority of the board of directors. During the early part of the 20th century the railroad publicized tours of Yellowstone National Park.By way of a spur constructed from Idaho Falls, Idaho. In 1938, Union Pacific began consolidating operations and leased for operation a number of its subsidiaries including the Oregon Short Line. The railroad operated under the lease until December 30, 1987, when the OSL was fully merged into the Union Pacific Railroad. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps".
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