Nothern Wasatch Main Facts
Northern Wasatch Main History
In 1889, the entirety of the D&RGW Railway was folded into the Rio Grande Western Railway? along with rest of the Utah Rio Grande-related lines. The RGW was now free of Denver & Rio Grande control, and immediately began pursuing a standard gauge strategy in order to interchange with the Colorado Midland. Conversion was started in May 1889 by installing longer ties and two outer rails. This allowed narrow gauge trains to continue operating on the inner pair of rails while standard gauge conversion was in progress. By the summer of 1891, the need for narrow gauge had passed, with almost all branches being converted, and the narrow gauge rails were lifted.