This collection contains twenty-four volumes of dockets and indexes relating to cases involving the San Pedro, Los Angeles
& Salt Lake, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad for the years 1902 to 1980.
The San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company, incorporated in Utah on March 20, 1901, operated between Los Angeles
and Salt Lake City via Las Vegas. It originated as a small line, the Los Angeles Terminal Railway, which was incorporated
in 1890. The San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad was owned by the U.S. Senator from Montana, William Andrews Clark.
Competition between the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad to build a route between
Southern California and Salt Lake through Las Vegas ended in 1903 when Senator Clark sold Union Pacific Railroad half interest
in the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake and its subsidiaries. The two companies agreed to proceed jointly in the construction
of the line.
In May 1905, construction of the main line was completed between Los Angeles and Las Vegas (334 miles) and from Salt Lake
City to Las Vegas. A joint trackage agreement allowed the railroad to use Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway tracks over
the Cajon Pass.
San Pedro was dropped from the corporate name effective August 25, 1916. On April 27, 1921, Union Pacific purchased the
remaining half of Senator Clark's holdings in the railroad. The Los Angeles and Salt Lake remained the official name of
the "Salt Lake Route," until it was formally merged into the UP (effective January 1, 1988).
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