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Utah Railway Diesel Locomotives

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This page was last updated on January 29, 2016.

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Owned and Long-Term Lease

Alco Era (1952-1982)

Leased UP SD40 Era (1982-1985)

SD45 and F45 Era (1985-1991)

SD40 Era (1991-2001)

MK-5000C Era (2001-present)

Between 1982 and 1985, Utah Railway used SD40s and SD40-2s leased from Union Pacific. The use of leased SD40s and SD40-2s began in October 1977, with the Alco units being used on mine runs and in helper service until April 1982, when the Wattis Branch was relaid with heavier rail. Leased UP SD40s and SD40-2s were used until the arrival of the ex BN F45s in April 1985, and the ex SP SD45s in June 1985.

Road
Number
Model Qty. In-Service
Years
Utah 300-305 Alco RSD-4 6 1952-1982
Utah 306 Alco RSD-5 1 1955-1982
Utah 307 Alco RSD-4 1 1971-1982
Utah 400-403 Alco RSD-15 4 1975-1982
Utah 600 and 601 Alco RSD-12 2 1974-1982
Utah 2000-2009 EMD GP38-2 10 1998-
Utah 2959 and 3108 EMD SD35 2 1998-2000
Utah 3000, 3001, 3002 EMD GP40 2 2001-
Utah 5001-5006 MK5000C, rebuilt to MK50-3 in 2003 6 2001-
Utah 6060-6064 EMD SD50S 5 2001-
Utah 6606-6613 EMD F45 4 1985-2001
Utah 9001-9011 EMD SD40 11 1991-2001
Utah 9012 EMD SD45-2 1 1993-2001
Utah 9013 EMD F45 1 1995-2001
Utah 9140-9150 EMD SD45 11 1985-1991

Short-Term Lease

Road
Number
Model Qty. In-Service
Years
OMLX 1010-1074 EMD/ICG GP10 11 1997-1998
NREX 2033-2041 EMD/ICG SD20 3 1997-(?)
CEFX 3013 EMD/Alstom SD40-2 1 2014?
NHL 5319-5325 EMD SD39 3 1986-1988
MKCX 5525, 5527 EMD F45 2  
NHL 6400, 6518, 8938 EMD SD45 3 1989-(?)
MPI 9001-9007, 9011-9016 EMD/MK SD40M-2 13 1990-(?)

Sources

Utah Railway roster, before the SD45s, compiled by Don Strack, October 1982.

Utah Railway roster, after the SD45s, compiled by Ryan Ballard, February 1990.

CTC Board magazine

Diesel Era magazine, including an excellent article in the May/June 1994 issue.

The Mixed Train newsletter

Pacific (Rail) News magazine

Extra 2200 South magazine, including a Utah Railway news item in Issue 53, page 27, and the C&O/B&O roster in Issue 33 pages 19 and 22

Locomotive News II newsletter

Portions of information for the current roster were furnished by Jim Harrawood, January 2002.

Portions of information for current roster were taken from reports on Trainorders.com, and the LocoNotes and Utah Railroading lists at YahooGroups, late 1999 through December 2000.

More Information

Diesel Locomotive Notes -- Notes about Utah Railway diesel locomotives.

Utah Railway SD50S 6061 -- Photos and measurements of Utah Railway SD50S 6061.

Southern Utah's McKeen Car -- Information about Southern Utah's one-only McKeen car.

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