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John Henry Weston and John N. Weston photographs of the railroad in Milford,Utah, 1896-1977

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8213 Series 1

Scope and Contents

This series contains 44 photographs relating to the railroad in Milford, Utah between 1896 and 1977. Included are pictures of trains, railroad accidents, and railroad employees. The majority of the photographs were taken between 1896 and 1950, though there are 6 photographs of an accident that occurred in 1977.


  • 1896-1977


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John N. Weston, John Henry Weston, and Brad Weston collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John Henry Weston (1887-1969) was a Union Pacific Railroad foreman and amateur photographer from Utah.

John Henry Weston was born July 31, 1887 and raised in Moroni, Utah. As a teenager, he moved to Bingham, Utah ro begin training as a railroad steam engine mechanic. He spent a short time in Lyndall, Utah, eventually moving to Milford, Utah around 1908 where he became the Union Pacific Railroad "Roundhouse" foreman for the remainder of his life. Milford was the halfway point for the Union Pacific Railroad main track line to Las Vegas and California. The crew changed here, so the town became a railroad hub. He was in charge of railroad engine maintenance and repair for over 40 years. He married Metta Schow on October 2, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photography was always a major interest to him. There are hundreds of photographs documenting family, community, and events beginning in the early 1900s and continuing throughout his life. As photo equipment improved, so did the quality of his photos. He died December 25, 1969.

Biographical History

John N. Weston (1916-1998) was a Union Pacific Railroad Engineer and amateur photographer from Utah.

John N. (Jack) Weston was born July 8, 1916 to John Henry and Metta Weston. He was raised primarily in Milford, Utah, with a few years spent in Cedar City. He attended college at the Branch Agricultural College (BAC), now known as Southern Utah University. He married Wilma Knell Spetember 1, 1939. He worked as a Union Pacific Railroad Engineer for 44 years, but took photographs as a hobby for his whole life. He died July 31, 1998.


4 folders

1 oversize folder

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