Rail Transportation, Storage, and Transloading at the center of Utah’s industrial corridor – Salt Lake Garfield & Western Railway

For over 125 years the Salt Lake Garfield & Western Railway (SLGW) has served the short line rail needs of companies moving rail freight through the Salt Lake Valley. Served by both Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), SLGW provides efficient, flexible, and affordable options to customers that need material handling, railcar storage, maintenance, and other essential local services.

HISTORY

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1891

The Saltair Railway is incorporated with its initial rail line running westward from Salt Lake City to the shores of the Great Salt Lake

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1892

The Saltair Railway is renamed the Salt Lake & Los Angeles Railroad (SLLA) and renamed soon after The Salt Lake Garfield & Western Railway (SLGW)

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1893

Saltair Resort opens along the shores of the Great Salt Lake with the SLGW Railway being the main mode of transportation to accommodate tourists

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1895

SLGW Railway opens its headquarters at 1201 W. South Temple in Salt Lake City

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1919

The railway process of electrifying the railroad is completed
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1933

A roller coaster is built to attract tourists to the Saltair Resort and the SLGW builds a short line rail using gasoline-powered speeders to carry patrons across the half-mile of exposed brine flat to the water

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1951


SLGW purchases its first diesel locomotive; a GE 44-tonner

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1955

Head-on collision forces the SLGW to lease a GE Centercab Diesel from US Steel to continue operations, marking the end of electric operations

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1955-57

The Saltair Resort and roller coaster burn down

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1959


The Saltair Resort officially closes and the SLGW ceases passenger operations

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1960’s

The railroad was sold to the Hogle Family

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2020


SLGW is acquired by Patriot Rail Company

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Location

Salt Lake City, Utah
SLGW Map

CONNECTING RAILROADS:

Union Pacific @ Salt Lake City, UT
BNSF @ Salt Lake City, UT

Primary Commodities Handled:

Fuel-related products; forest products such as pulp, paper, lumber, and construction materials, bulk commodities such as aggregate, chemicals, and plastics, metals, various food commodities, commuter railcars

Contact

Headquarters:

Salt Lake Garfield & Western Railway
1200 W North Temple St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Mike Candella
Operations Manager
Mobile: (360) 355-7154
Office: (360) 501-2188
mike.candella@patriotrail.com

Customer Service Contact:

Phone: 1 (855) 955-RAIL (7245)
Fax: (904) 423-5388
Email: SLGW-CS@patriotrail.com

Business Development Contact:

Tom Naso
AVP Sales
Mobile: (904) 654-0147
Office: (904) 654-0147
tom.naso@patriotrail.com

To report a non-service related emergency, please call 1-855-258-4514.
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