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Utah Railway Diesel Locomotives

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Owned and Long-Term Lease

Alco RSD-4 — 6 units
C-C trucks; 1600 horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Delivered
Date
In Service
Last Day
Of Service
Date
Retired
Notes
Utah 300 Jan 1952 78948 25 Jan 1952 9 Feb 1952 12 Nov 1981 8 May 1982 1
Utah 301 Feb 1952! 78955! 29 Feb 1952 12 Mar 1952 23 Dec 1980 31 Mar 1981 2
Utah 302 Mar 1952! 78956! 5 Mar 1952 21 Mar 1952 21 Apr 1982 11 May 1982 1
Utah 303 Jul 1952! 80284! 31 Jul 1952 14 Aug 1952 10 May 1982 11 May 1982 1
Utah 304 Aug 1952! 80285! 18 Aug 1952 18 Aug 1952 10 May 1982 13 May 1982 1
Utah 305 Aug 1952 80444 23 Aug 1952 25 Aug 1952 10 May 1982 30 May 1982 1

General Notes:

a. All Utah Railway RSD-4s were equipped with dynamic braking and had an auxiliary Hercules air compressor located in the short hood of each unit.

Notes:

1. Sold to Industrial Salvage & Metals (Salt Lake City, Utah), November 1983, scrapped during mid December 1983 to early January 1984.
2. Sold to Mountain States Machinery (Price, Utah), scrapped at Martin, Utah.
 

Alco RSD-5 — 1 unit
C-C trucks; 1600 horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Delivered
Date
In Service
Last Day
Of Service
Date
Retired
Notes
Utah 306 Nov 1955! 81696! 1 Dec 1955 2 Dec 1955 1 May 1982 11 May 1982 1

Note:

1. Utah 306 was sold to Industrial Salvage & Metals (Salt Lake City, Utah), November 1983; traded (along with RSD-15 401) to Promontory Chapter, NRHS, for scrap value in seven donated former Kennecott locomotives (electrics 759 and 761, along with diesels 729, 731, 734, 742 and 776) in January 1984; stored at Salt Lake City, Utah until sold to Doyle McCormack in October 1993, painted as a fictitious Nickel Plate no. 324 by February 1994 and leased to Willamette & Pacific.(click here for a photo of NKP 324).
 

Alco RSD-4 — 1 unit
C-C trucks; 1600 horsepower

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Delivered
Date
In Service
Last Day
Of Service
Date
Retired
Notes
Utah 307 CNJ 1611 Feb 1952 78951 22 Dec 1971 13 Mar 1972 10 May 1982 11 May 1982 1

General Notes:

a. Utah 307 was purchased second-hand in November 1971.
b. Utah 307 was the first Utah RSD to receive the newer, simplified gray with red stripe paint scheme, without the upper narrow red stripe or the yellow separation stripe between the gray and wide red stripe.

Note:

1. Sold to Industrial Salvage & Metals (Salt Lake City, Utah), November 1983; shipped on 14 November 1983; scrapped by early January 1984.
 

Alco RSD-15 (DL600B) — 4 units
C-C trucks; 2400 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date To
Utah Ry.
Date
In Service
Last Day
Of Service
Date
Retired
Notes
Utah 400 ATSF 9822 Jul 1959 83481 8 Sep 1975 2 Jun 1975 11 Aug 1979 17 Aug 1982 1
Utah 401 ATSF 9823 Jul 1959 83482 8 Sep 1975 23 May 1975 13 May 1982 14 May 1982 2, 3
Utah 402 ATSF 9839 May 1960 83575 28 Oct 1975 7 Nov 1975 13 May 1982 14 May 1982 2
Utah 403 ATSF 9847 Jun 1960! 83057! 28 Oct 1975 31 Oct 1975 13 May 1982 14 May 1982 2

General Notes:

a. Utah 400 and 401 were leased beginning in late May 1975, three months prior to purchase.
b. Utah 400-403 were purchased second-hand through dealer Precision National Corp., Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Utah 400 and 401 were shipped direct (for lease) from ATSF at San Bernardino, California in May 1975. Utah 402 and 403 were shipped to Utah Railway from PNC's facility in Illinois.

Notes:

1. Utah 400 was retired in August 1979 due to engine main bearing failure; main generator used in Utah 402; sold to Mountain States Machinery (Price, Utah), scrapped at Martin, Utah.
2. Utah 401, 402, and 403 were sold for scrap in November 1983 to to Industrial Salvage & Metals (Salt Lake City, Utah); numbers 402 and 403 were scrapped in early January 1984.
3.

Utah 401 was traded by Industrial Salvage & Metals (along with RSD-4 306) to Promontory Chapter, NRHS, for scrap value in seven donated former Kennecott locomotives (electrics 759 and 761, along with diesels 729, 731, 734, 742 and 776) in January 1984; stored at Salt Lake City, Utah until sold to Chuck Wirtz, of Wyoming & Colorado Railway; leased to Broken Arrow Inc. (Tooele, Utah), used at Clive, Utah to switch rotary dumper for inbound cars hauling hazardous waste.

Shown as part of the collateral for an $11.5 million loan in April 1990 for Herzog Contracting, along with more than 600 pieces of equipment that included 10 GP7s and an SW9 as well as a wide variety of small shop equipment and highway vehicles. Reported later as having been sold to Herzog in May 1992, but still used at the Clive location.

Donated in May 1998 to Utah State Railroad Museum, Ogden, Utah.

 

Alco RSD-12 — 2 units
C-C trucks; 2400 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
In Service
Last Day
Of Service
Notes
Utah 600 LASCO 2014 Apr 1956 81950 29 Nov 1974 13 May 1982 1
(Utah 601) LASCO 2016 May 1956 81952 24 Dec 1974 5 Sep 1975 2

General Notes:

a. LASCO 2014 and 2016 were leased to Utah Railway in November 1974; both units were purchased on 23 February 1976; built as C&O 6707 and 6709; renumbered to C&O 2014 and 2016; sold to B&O 2014 and 2016; sold to LASCO 2014 and 2016.
b. Utah 600 was renumbered from LASCO 2014 in April 1976 after being out of service since November 1975 because of a main generator failure.
c. LASCO 2016 was never renumbered from LASCO to Utah; the unit carried its LASCO 2016 number until formal retirement.
d. LASCO 2016 was immediately retired after being wrecked in March 1976, while awaiting replacement of its main generator; frame and carbody were damaged beyond economical repair. The wreck damage was caused when a graveyard-shift switching crew at Martin used LASCO 2016 as an end-of-track bumper for a string of empty hoppers; a hopper car was pushed up onto the end walkway and radiator section of the locomotive.

Notes:

1. Utah 600 was sold to Industrial Salvage & Metals (Salt Lake City, Utah), November 1983, scrapped by early January 1984.
2. LASCO 2016 was sold to Mountain States Machinery (Price, Utah), scrapped at Martin, Utah.
 

EMD GP38 — 10 units
B-B trucks; 2000 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Frame
Number
Date
In Service
Date Sent
To Florida
Date To
GWI Paint
Date Removed
From Service
Notes
Utah 2000 OMLX 3037 Jun 1964 29270 7735-01 May 1998       1
Utah 2001 D&RGW 3032 May 1964 29363 7727-04   Jul 2011 Nov 2011   2
Utah 2002 SP 6304 Jun 1964 29570 5669-20   Oct 2010 Jun 2011   3
Utah 2003 SP 6311 Dec 1964 29703   May 1998 Jan 2012 Jun 2012   4
Utah 2004 SP 6320 Feb 1965 29723 7756-22   Nov 2012 Jun 2013   5
Utah 2005 SP 6322 Dec 1963 28467 7695-06 Mar 1998 -- -- Jan 2005 6
Utah 2006 SP 6358 Apr 1965 30144 7789-10 Apr 1998 Apr 2010 Mar 2011   7
Utah 2007 SP 6680 Jul 1965 30189 7835-01 30 Oct 1998 Jun 2012 Dec 2012   8
Utah 2008 SP 6670 Aug 1965 30169 7808-12   Apr 2013 Apr 2014   9
Utah 2009 SP 6676 Oct 1965 30188 7808-18 Feb 1999 -- -- Jan 2005 10

General Notes:

a. Leased from OmniTRAX; rebuilt from original models to GP38 by OmniTRAX at both Wichita, Kansas, and Loveland, Colorado.
b. While awaiting the arrival of these 2000 class GP38s, Utah Railway leased 11 former MidSouth GP10s from OmniTRAX, including 1010, 1017, 1024, 1030, 1039, 1045, 1048, 1061, 1070, 1073, 1074.
c. Utah 2005 was seen at the OmniTRAX facility in Wichita, Kansas on December 31, 1997, and again at the OmniTRAX facility in Loveland, Colorado on January 18, 1998 still in SP Kodachrome paint, but numbered as Utah 2505, for its initial, unrebuilt 2500 horsepower.
d. Utah 2006 was moved to Utah Railway from OmniTRAX in Loveland, Colorado on April 6, 1998.
e. Utah 2007 was lettered as SSW 6680, then as SP 6680, then as OMLX 6680, all prior to its being rebuilt to Utah 2007.
f. Sources include Ken Ardinger, Ryan Ballard, James Belmont, Norm Metcalf, and Locomotive Notes II, Issue 202, page 34; photos on RRPicturesArchive.net and RailPictures.net
g. Individual unit histories:
  Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Original
Model
Frame
Number
  Utah 2000 D&RGW 3037 OMLX 3037   GP35 7735-01
  Utah 2001 D&RGW 3032     GP35 7727-04
  Utah 2002 SP 7484 SP 6596 SP 6304 GP35R 5669-20
  Utah 2003 SP 7701 SP 6598 SP 6311 GP35R  
  Utah 2004 SP 7721 SP 6618 SP 6320 GP35R 7756-22
  Utah 2005 SP 7413 SP 6525 SP 6322 GP35R 7695-06
  Utah 2006 SP 7737 SP 6634 SP 6358 GP35R 7789-10
  Utah 2007 SSW 780 SSW 6680 SP 6680 GP35R 7835-01
  Utah 2008 SP 7773 SP 6670   GP35R 7808-12
  Utah 2009 SP 7779 SP 6676   GP35R 7808-18

Notes:

1. Utah 2000 (not yet rebuilt, as of July 2013)
2. Utah 2001 was sent in July 2011 to GWI-owned Bay Line Railroad at Panama City, Florida, to be rebuilt to modern GP38-3 standards; completed in late November 2011 and returned to Utah wearing GWI's current orange and black paint scheme.
3. Utah 2002 was sent in October 2010 to GWI-owned Bay Line Railroad at Panama City, Florida, to be rebuilt to modern GP38-3 standards; completed in early June 2011 and returned to Utah wearing GWI's current orange and black paint scheme.
4. Utah 2003 was sent in January 2012 to GWI-owned Bay Line Railroad at Panama City, Florida, to be rebuilt to modern GP38-3 standards; completed in late June 2012 and returned to Utah wearing GWI's current orange and black paint scheme.
5. Utah 2004 was sent in early November 2012 to GWI-owned Bay Line Railroad at Panama City, Florida, to be rebuilt to modern GP38-3 standards; completed in mid June 2013 and returned to Utah on June 21, 2013 wearing GWI's current orange and black paint scheme.
6. Utah 2005 was moved by Genessee & Wyoming to its Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) operations near Albany, Oregon, in early 2005. (information from Dave Carr via email, August 28, 2007)
7. Utah 2006 was sent in April 2010 to GWI-owned Bay Line Railroad at Panama City, Florida, to be rebuilt to modern GP38-3 standards; completed in early March 2011 and returned to Utah wearing GWI's current orange and black paint scheme.
8. Utah 2007 was sent in June 2012 to GWI-owned Bay Line Railroad at Panama City, Florida, to be rebuilt to modern GP38-3 standards; completed in mid December 2012 and returned to Utah wearing GWI's current orange and black paint scheme. (seen on UP at Kansas City on December 23, 2012, bound for Utah in new GWI paint)
9. Utah 2008 was sent in early April 2013 to GWI-owned Bay Line Railroad at Panama City, Florida, to be rebuilt to modern GP38-3 standards; arrived in Florida in early May 2013; completed in (??) and returned to Utah wearing GWI's current orange and black paint scheme.
10. Utah 2009 was moved by Genessee & Wyoming to its Louisiana & Delta Railroad operations at Schriever, Louisiana, in early January 2005.
 

EMD SD35 — 2 units
C-C trucks; 2500 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Frame
Number
Date To
Utah Ry.
Date Removed
From Service
Notes
Utah 2959 SP 2959 Jan 1965 29844 7761-15 Jan 1998 4 Apr 2000 1
Utah 3108 SP 3108 Mar 1965 29857 7761-28 Mar 1998 4 Apr 2000 2

General Notes:

a. Leased for two years to Utah Railway from OmniTrax, beginning in March 1998, after being reconditioned and painted by the OmniTRAX shop in Chicago, Illinois; used as helpers out of Martin, Utah.
b. Utah 2959 was built as a standard SD35, SP 4830; renumbered to SP 6914, then again to SP 6953; rebuilt by SP Sacramento shops to SD35 3105 during 1974; renumbered to SP 2959 in late 1993; retired by SP during 1995; sold to Progress Rail; sold to OmniTrax.
c. Utah 3108 was built as a standard SD35, SP 4843; renumbered to SP 6927; retired by SP in December 1993; sold to Progress Rail in February 1995; sold to OmniTrax.
d. Initially used as helpers westbound out of Martin, Utah, on both BNSF trains and on Utah's own trains; occasionally used on Salt Lake City to Ogden local trains when other power was in the shop.

Notes:

1. Lease on Utah 2959 expired on April 4, 2000; returned to OmniTrax; renumbered to OMLX 2959, with Utah Railway lettering painted out; to Rock & Rail Railroad at Parkdale, Colorado, late August 2000; returned to OmniTRAX in February 2001.
2. Lease on Utah 3108 expired on April 4, 2000; returned to OmniTrax; renumbered to OMLX 3108, with Utah Railway lettering painted out; to Rock & Rail Railroad at Parkdale, Colorado, late August 2000; returned to OmniTRAX in February 2001; moved to OmniTRAX subsidiary Hudson Bay Railway in Canada in June 2001.
 

EMD GP40 — 3 units
B-B trucks; 3000 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Frame
Number
Date To
Utah Railway
Utah 3000 CSXT 6621 Oct 1971 38526 7340-72 Aug 2001
Utah 3001 CSXT 6615 Oct 1971 38520 7340-66 Aug 2001
Utah 3002 KCS 2700 Aug 1970 36786 7272-4 Oct 2006

General Notes:

a. Utah 3000 and 3001 were leased from National Railway Equipment (NREX) beginning on March 30, 2001; delivered to Utah Railway in mid August 2001 after being reconditioned by NRE.
b. Paint scheme differs from standard Utah Railway paint scheme; red stripe wraps around rear end of unit, where as on the SD40s, the ends were all-red. (see Diesel Era, November/December 2001, page 4)
c. Unit histories for Utah 3000 and 3001 furnished by Ryan Ballard by inspection of cab blue cards.
d. Utah 3000 and 3001 were built as B&O 4046 and 4040; to CSX 6621 and 6615 in 1987; sold to NRE in January 2001; leased to Utah 3000 and 3001 in late March 2001 on a renewable five-year lease.
e. Utah 3002 was built as WP 3525; lease expired after merger with UP (assigned UP 674, not renumbered); returned to owner/leaser in August 1985; sold/leased to Chicago Missouri & Western CMNW 3525, then CMNW 3008, then Gateway Western 3008; to KCS when that road took control of GWWR, to KCS 3150, to KCS 2700; to Utah Railway. (photos as GWWR 3008) (photos as KCS 3150) (photos as KCS 2700)
 

MK Rail MK5000C/MK50-3 — 6 units
C-C trucks; 5000 horsepower

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Completed
As MK5000C
Date In
Service As
MK5000C
Date
Completed
As MK50-3
Date In
Service As
MK50-3
Utah 5001 SP 501 Aug 1994 3092-01 30 Jun 2001 3 Jul 2001 20 Aug 2003
Utah 5002 SP 502 Aug 1994 3092-02 7 Jun 2001 19 Jun 2001 4 Aug 2003  
Utah 5003 SP 503 Aug 1994 3092-03 30 Mar 2001 8 Apr 2001 26 Sep 2003 3 Oct 2003
Utah 5004 MKCX 9901 MPEX 9901 Aug 1995 0194-01 30 Mar 2001 8 Apr 2001 14 Oct 2003 1 Nov 2003
Utah 5005 MKCX 9902 MPEX 9002 Aug 1995 0194-02 27 Apr 2001 30 Apr 2001 26 Jun 2003 3 Jul 2003
Utah 5006 MKCX 9903 MPEX 9903 Aug 1995 0194-03 30 Nov 2001   16 Jul 2003 23 Jul 2003

General Notes:

a. Built as MK5000C in Boise, Idaho by MK Rail; powered by Caterpillar diesel engines; equipped with MK Rail's version of the North American safety cab; tested on UP and SP in 1994-1995; and on BC Rail in Canada for six months in early 1998.
b. Three units (MPEX 9901, 9902 and SP 503) initially tested on Utah Railway from late October 2000 through February 2001; all six units were purchased in November 2000, and put through an upgrade program, including several features requested by Utah Railway; delivery began in April 2001 with the arrival of Utah 5003 and 5004 on April 8th, and continued through early December with the delivery of Utah 5006. (see news item and photo in Diesel Era, Volume 12, Number 5, September/October 2001, page 5; also see description of upgrade in Diesel Era, Volume 13, Number 3, May/June 2002, pages 13-14)
c. Rebuilt to MK50-3 units by MPI/Boise Rail in Boise, Idaho, after reliability problems with the Caterpillar-powered version. Returned to service on the dates given. Rebuilt using components from retired former UP (MP) SD50s, including the diesel engine, main generator, and long hood. (see description of rebuild in Diesel Era, Volume 15, Number 3, May/June 2004, pages 45-47)
d. Utah 5005 was the first to be returned to service in early July 2003 as an MK50-3 and was completed in the paint scheme of Utah Railway's new owner Genessee & Wyoming, which purchased the railroad on 31 August 2002.
 

EMD/Clyde SD50S — 5 units
C-C trucks; 3500 horsepower; 410,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
In Service
Notes
Utah 6060 HI 6060 NREX 6060 Jun 1982 81-1001 19 Jun 2001  
Utah 6061 HI 6061 NREX 6061 Aug 1982 81-1002    
Utah 6062 HI 6062 NREX 6062 Sep 1982 81-1003    
Utah 6063 HI 6063 NREX 6063 Nov 1982 81-1004    
Utah 6064 HI 6064 NREX 6064 Mar 1983 81-1005 19 Jun 2001 1

General Notes:

a. Built as Hamersley Iron Ore 6060-6064 in Australia by EMD licensee Clyde Engineering.
b. Model is SD50S for SD50 Short (frame); built using a frame that is 10 inches shorter than a standard US-built SD40-2, and 3 feet shorter than the US-built SD50. (Click here for a page with frame measurements, and here for detail photos of Utah 6061.)
c. Equipped with special double layered cab roofs to protect against the heat of the desert in northwest Australia.
d. Built under EMD order number 809115.
e. Retired by Hamersley Iron and sold to National Railway Equipment (along with three GE C36-7s); moved to U.S. in February 1999 and used in national lease service. (see Diesel Era, March/April 2000, page 57)
f. Delivery to Utah Railway began in in June 2001 with the arrival of Utah 6060 and 6064 on June 19th. (see Diesel Era, September/October 2001, page 5)

Notes:

1. Utah 6064 was repainted to GWI's corporate image of orange and black in early October 2008, becoming the second Utah Railway locomotive to receive the new paint scheme (Utah 5005 was completed in July 2003).
 

EMD F45 — 4 units
C-C trucks; 3600 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Frame
Number
Date
In Service
Date Removed
From Service
Notes
Utah 6606 BN 6606 Jul 1969 35110 5750-01 4 Apr 1985 30 Apr 1991 1
(Utah 6607) BN 6607 Jul 1969 35111 5750-02 4 Apr 1985 early 1986 2
Utah 6608 BN 6608 Jul 1969 35112 5750-03 4 Apr 1985 30 Apr 1991 3
Utah 6613 BN 6613 Jul 1969 35117 5750-08 4 Apr 1985 30 Apr 1991 4

General Notes:

a. The dynamic brakes of the F45's were modified by Utah Railway's mechanics to better match the ex-SP SD45's.
b. Four ex-BN F45's were leased (on a 60 day lease) from National Railway Equipment for use on the mine runs, arriving on Utah Railway on April 4, 1985. BN F45's 6606, 6607, 6608, 6613 were delivered to UP at Albina (Portland), Oregon, on March 3, 1985 and were moved by UP from Portland to the Utah Railway at Provo, Utah, finally arriving in Utah during early April.
c. Lease of F45s (and SD45s) expired on April 30, 1991; replaced by leased SD40s from Morrison-Knudsen.

Notes:

1. NHL 6606 held at Martin, Utah for potential sale; scrapped by Mountain States Machinery (Price, Utah) at Martin, Utah in May 1992.
2.

NHL 6607 always ran a an unmanned booster unit due to a bad speed recorder; out of service due to a fire in the exhaust manifold; used by NRE shop forces at Martin as a parts source for the other NHL F45 and SD45 unit; prime mover used in Utah 6608; NHL 6607 was scrapped by NRE at Martin, Utah, during April 1991; carbody sold to Morrison Knudsen and trucked to Boise, Idaho, for use on NJDOT F40PH 4133. (part from Ryan Ballard, via email dated September 3, 2006)

3. NHL 6608 held at Martin, Utah for potential sale; carbody sold to M-K for use on a Florida Tri-Rail unit in March 1992; remainder of unit scrapped by Mountain States Machinery (Price, Utah) at Martin, Utah in March 1992.
4. NHL 6613 held at Martin, Utah for potential sale; scrapped by Mountain States Machinery (Price, Utah) at Martin, Utah in May 1992.
 

EMD SD40 — 11 units
C-C trucks; 3000 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Frame
Number
Date Rebuilt
By M-K
Date Removed
From Service
Notes
Utah 9001 CSXT 8382 Jul 1970 36752 7276-15 24 Sep 1991 30 Jun 2001 1
Utah 9002 CSXT 8384 Jul 1970 36754 7276-19 4 Oct 1991 30 Jun 2001 2
Utah 9003 CSXT 8371 Jul 1970 36701 7276-06 15 Oct 1991 30 Jun 2001 3
Utah 9004 CSXT 8385 Jul 1970 36755 7276-20 15 Oct 1991 30 Jun 2001 4
Utah 9005 CSXT 8378 Jul 1970 36748 7276-13 25 Oct 1991 30 Jun 2001 5
Utah 9006 CSXT 8379 Jul 1970 36749 7276-14 28 Oct 1991 30 Jun 2001 6
Utah 9007 CSXT 8381 Jul 1970 36751 7276-16 31 Oct 1991 30 Jun 2001 7
Utah 9008 CSXT 8374 Jun 1970 36704 7276-09 27 Nov 1991 30 Jun 2001 8
Utah 9009 CSXT 8346 Feb 1969 34745 7152-04 4 Nov 1991 30 Jun 2001 9
Utah 9010 CSXT 8306 Apr 1969 34759 7155-02 15 Nov 1991 30 Jun 2001 10
Utah 9011 CSXT 8398 Jul 1969 34969 7172-03 26 Nov 1991 30 Jun 2001 11

General Notes:

a. Utah 9001 and 9002 were delivered to Utah on October 8, 1991.
b. Utah 9001-9011 were owned by Morrison Knudsen and leased to Utah Railway on a 10-year lease that took effect on May 1, 1991; maintenance was provided by MK personnel at Martin. (click here for more information about their SD40s)
c. Model is SD40; contrary to incorrect conclusions caused by the article in Diesel Era (May/June 1994), and other reports by some in the railfan press, these units were never upgraded to Dash 2 standards, or even to MK's 'M' improvement standards. They were, however, equipped with Positive Traction Control for better wheel slip control in unit coal train service, and with Pacesetter slow-speed controls, also known as creep controls, for use in slow-speed loading of unit coal trains. The units were also equipped with extended range dynamic braking and self-load testing capability. (see also Diesel Era, July/August 1992, pages 43 and 44)
d. The lease of the SD40s expired on June 30, 2001, and the units were replaced by purchased MK5000Cs from Motive Power Industries, and purchased SD50Ss from National Railway Equipment; all 11 SD40s were stored either at Provo or at Martin pending further disposition by Motive Power Industries.
e. During late September 2001, Utah 9001, 9007 and 9011 were re-identified as MPEX 750, 751 and 752 and were moved for service on the EJ&E in Chicago, where they entered service under a five year lease.
f. On August 15, 2006, all 11 units were sold by Motive Power Industries to Railway Service Contractors of Grandview, Missouri.
g. Four units (ex Utah 9001, 9005, 9006, 9007) were leased to Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR); delivered to WSOR starting in September 2007 after being rebuilt to SD40-2 standards (retaining original SD40 trucks) by Midwest Locomotive in Kansas City, Missouri. (Utah to WSOR renumber sequence from Extra 2200 South, Issue 131, page 38)
h. Individual unit histories:
  Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Fourth
Number
  Utah 9001 C&O 7523 CSXT 8382    
  Utah 9002 C&O 7525 CSXT 8384    
  Utah 9003 C&O 7512 CSXT 8371    
  Utah 9004 C&O 7526 CSXT 8385    
  Utah 9005 C&O 7519 CSXT 8378    
  Utah 9006 C&O 7520 CSXT 8379    
  Utah 9007 C&O 7522 CSXT 8381    
  Utah 9008 C&O 7515 CSXT 8374    
  Utah 9009 CRR 3012 SBD 8287 SBD 8346 CSXT 8346
  Utah 9010 L&N 1230 SBD 1230 SBD 8306 CSXT 8306
  Utah 9011 WM 7447 WM 7547 CSXT 8398  

Notes:

1. Utah 9001 returned to MK; leased to EJ&E as MPEX 750; sold to Railway Service Contractors (MJRX); to Wisconsin & Southern 4077, delivered by mid February 2008, repainted to WSOR by early October 2008
2. Utah 9002 returned to MK; sold to Railway Service Contractors (MJRX)
3. Utah 9003 returned to MK; sold to Industrial Locomotive Services; sold to (?) after April 1, 2007
4. Utah 9004 returned to MK; sold to Industrial Locomotive Services; sold to (?) after April 1, 2007; stored during 2007-2008 at Tangent Rail's facility at the former Kennecott Magna enginehouse; moved from Kennecott property on January 9, 2009, moved to Utah Railway's Midvale yard; scrapped during December 2011 at Pacific Recycling (Pacific Steel & Recycling), Pocatello, Idaho.
5. Utah 9005 returned to MK; sold to Railway Service Contractors (MJRX); to Wisconsin & Southern 4078, delivered in August 2008, repainted to WSOR by September 2008
6. Utah 9006 returned to MK; sold to Railway Service Contractors (MJRX); to Wisconsin & Southern 4079, delivered in February 2009, repainted to WSOR by November 2009 (photo)
7. Utah 9007 returned to MK; leased to EJ&E as MPEX 751; sold to Railway Service Contractors (MJRX); to Wisconsin & Southern 4076, delivered in September 2007, repainted to WSOR by early October 2007
8. Utah 9008 returned to MK; sold to Industrial Locomotive Services; sold to (?) after April 1, 2007; stored during 2007-2008 at Tangent Rail's facility at the former Kennecott Magna enginehouse; in service briefly during April 2008 as LSCX 9008 on Savage Bingham & Garfield Railroad, returned to storage at Magna by 26 April 2008; moved from Kennecott property on January 9, 2009, moved to Utah Railway's Midvale yard; scrapped during December 2011 at Pacific Recycling (Pacific Steel & Recycling), Pocatello, Idaho. (LSCX = Locomotive Sales & Leasing Corporation)
9. Utah 9009 returned to MK; sold to Industrial Locomotive Services; sold to (?) after April 1, 2007; stored during 2007-2008 at Tangent Rail's facility at the former Kennecott Magna enginehouse; moved from Kennecott property on January 9, 2009, moved to Utah Railway's Midvale yard; scrapped during December 2011 at Pacific Recycling (Pacific Steel & Recycling), Pocatello, Idaho.
10. Utah 9010 returned to MK; sold to Railway Service Contractors (MJRX); loaned to WSOR during November 2007 pending delivery of rebuilt WSOR units; sold to First Energy 9010 (Diesel Era, March-April 2009, page 57)
11. Utah 9011 returned to MK; leased to EJ&E as MPEX 752; sold to Railway Service Contractors (MJRX)
 

EMD SD45-2 — 1 unit
C-C trucks; 3200 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date To
Utah Ry.
Date Removed
From Service
Notes
Utah 9012 ATSF 5855 May 1972 7391-01 13 Aug 1993 Sep 2001 1

General Notes:

a. Built as a standard SD45-2 number ATSF 5625; rebuilt by ATSF at San Bernardino, California in July 1987 with a 4200-horsepower Caterpillar Model 3612 engine; renumbered to ATSF 5855; sold to Morrison-Knudsen in March 1993; reconditioned and equipped with Maxitrax wheel slip control; shipped to Utah Railway to serve as the 12th unit in the MK 10-year lease. (see Santa Fe 1992 Annual, page 95; and Diesel Era, May/June 1994, page 39)
b. In July 1995, Utah 9012 was returned to Boise for engine work; the Caterpillar engine was removed and a standard 20 cylinder EMD engine rated at 3200 horsepower was installed, completed at Boise on February 14, 1996, and returned to service on Utah Railway. (see Diesel Era, May/June 1997, page 45)

Note:

1. Lease expired in September 2001; moved to Coast Engine & Equipment in Tacoma, Washington during late September 2001.
 

EMD F45 — 1 unit
C-C trucks; 3600 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Frame
Number
Date To
Utah Ry.
Date Removed
From Service
Notes
Utah 9013 MKCX 5531 Jun 1968 34046 7105-11 8 May 1995 Oct 2001 1

General Notes:

a. Added in May 1995 to Utah Railway's long-term lease of units from MK Rail (formerly Morrison Knudsen), to accommodate increased traffic which had forced Utah to lease, on an almost regular basis, additional SD45s and F45s from MK's MPI lease fleet; built as AT&SF 1910; renumbered to AT&SF 5910; renumbered to AT&SF 5960; sold to Morrison Knudsen (MKCX) 5531.
b. Mechanical features were added for service as a lead unit on Utah Railway, including Pacesetter slow-speed controls and ditch lights. (see Diesel Era, May/June 1996, page 34)

Note:

1. Lease expired in October 2001; shipped to Metro East Industries (MEI) in East St. Louis, Illinois and stored; in-transit with former Metra units in June 2007; stored at Alorton (East St. Louis), Illinois during July 2007.
 

EMD SD45 — 11 units
C-C trucks; 3600 horsepower

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Frame
Number
Date
In Service
Date To
Utah Paint
Date Removed
From Service
Notes
Utah 9140 SP 8958 May 1968 33655 7082-24! early 1986 9 Jan 1990 Apr 1991 1
Utah 9141 SP 9141 Mar 1970 35778 7217-18 Feb 1988   Apr 1991 1
Utah 9142 SP 8830 Sep 1966 32022 7887-31 Feb 1988 Dec 1987 Apr 1991 1
Utah 9143 SP 9143 Mar 1970 35780 7217-20 June 1985   Apr 1991 1
Utah 9144 SP 9144 Mar 1970 35781 7217-21 June 1985   Apr 1991 1
Utah 9145 SP 8936 Feb 1968 33633 7082-2! Feb 1988 30 Dec 1987 Apr 1991 1
Utah 9146 SP 9146 Mar 1970 35783 7217-23 early 1986   Apr 1991 1
Utah 9147 SP 9147 Mar 1970 35784 7217-24 June 1985 Sep 1988 Apr 1991 1
Utah 9148 SP 9148 Mar 1970 35785 7217-25 early 1986   Apr 1991 1
Utah 9149 SP 9149 Mar 1970 35786 7217-26 June 1985   Apr 1991 1
Utah 9150 SP 9150 Mar 1970 35787 7217-27 early 1986   Apr 1991 1

General Notes:

a. SP 9143, 9144, 9147, 9149 were leased to Utah Railway in June 1985 on an initial five-year lease from Helm Financial; maintenance was performed for Helm by National Railway Equipment personnel at Martin. (initial report for SP 9143 in Pacific RailNews, August 1985, page 33)
b. Utah Railway had inspected a group of SP SD45's at Ogden, Utah and selected the best four. These four units joined the four ex-BN F45's already in service on Utah Railway and were needed to support the new IPP train, which began operation on June 16, 1985. Two more ex-SP SD45s arrived in late 1985. In early 1986, Utah relettered three of the six ex-SP SD45's to Utah Railway, using the small lettering. At the same time, Utah acquired two more ex-SP SD45's: 9140, 9150. Three additional ex-SP SD45s arrived in February 1988, bringing the total to 11 units; four in June 1985, two in late 1985, two in early 1986, and three in February 1988.
c. The ex-SP SD45s were equipped with Pacer slow-speed control for coal loading, also known as "creep control"; the F45's were modified to run in consist with creep control units, but could not be lead units in a creep control consist.
d. Utah 9147 and 9149 were out of service during March 1990 due to bad main generators. NHL 6400 and 6518 were used while 9147 and 9149 are being repaired.
e. Utah 9140 was renumbered from SP 8958 on January 9, 1990; painted to Utah gray scheme, with white end stripes, at same time.
f. Utah 9142 was renumbered from SP 8830 during December 1987.
g. Utah 9145 was renumbered from SP 8936 on 30 December 1987.
h. Utah 9147 was the first SD45 to be repainted from SP to new Utah color scheme: gray with white stripes, completed in September 1988.
i. Lease of SD45s (and F45s) expired on April 30, 1991; replaced by leased SD40s from Morrison-Knudsen.

Note:

1. All 11 units were scrapped at Martin, Utah, by Mountain States Machinery of Price, Utah, completed during May to September 1991; parts from scrapped SD45s, such as draft gear, electrical equipment, and traction motors were shipped to Helm.

Short-Term Lease

Not lettered for Utah Railway

EMD/ICG GP10 — 11 units
B-B trucks; 2000 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Frame
Number
Date To
Utah Ry.
Date Removed
From Service
Notes
GWRX 1010 MSRC 1010 5359-15 Aug 1997
GWRX 1017 MSRC 1017 5553-49 Aug 1997
GWRX 1024 MSRC 1024 5164-07 Aug 1997
GWRX 1030 MSRC 1030 5517-10 Jun 1999
GWRX 1039 MSRC 1039 5409-69 Aug 1997
GWRX 1045 MSRC 1045 5307-30 Aug 1997
GWRX 1048 MSRC 1048 5122-04 Jun 1999
GWRX 1061 MSRC 1061 5409-16 Aug 1997
GWRX 1070 MSRC 1070 5480-28 Aug 1997
GWRX 1073 MSRC 1073 5409-50 Aug 1997
GWRX 1074 MSRC 1074 5480-18 Aug 1997

General Notes:

a. Former Mid-South (MSRC) units, purchased by OmniTrax; leased by OmniTrax to Utah Railway as interim power pending delivery of rebuilt GP38s in the 2000-series.
b. Identified as GWRX for Great Western Leasing, a subsidiary of Great Western Railway (GWR), which later became a subsidiary of OmniTrax; many had a small Utah Railway logo attached on their cab side.
c. All but two units (1030 and 1048) arrived in August 1997; 1030 and 1048 arrived in June 1999.
d. Full histories not shown; built as 8900- to 9300-class IC GP9s; rebuilt to GP10s by IC/ICG at Paducah, Kentucky; sold to Mid-South (MSRC) by ICG upon that new road's startup.
e. No further dispositions shown for later lease usage or unit ownership.
f. Initial delivery information published in Locomotive Notes II, Number 198, September-October 1997, page 23, reported by Ryan Ballard.
 

EMD/ICG SD20 — 2 units
C-C trucks; 2000 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Frame
Number
Date To
Utah Ry.
Date Removed
From Service
NREX 2033 ICG 2033 5606-36 Oct 1997 Aug 2001
NREX 2040 ICG 2040 7828-04 Oct 1997 Aug 2001
NREX 2041 ICG 2041 7828-05 Oct 1997 1997

General Notes:

a. Leased to Utah Railway by National Railway Equipment (NREX) beginning in early 1997 on a series of short-term, 30-day leases, to operate local Salt Lake City to Ogden trains under contract to BNSF until the arrival of the GP40s 3000 and 3001 in August 2001.
b. NREX 2033 was built as a standard SD24 for Southern Railway; rebuilt without turbocharger to SD20 in 1982 by ICG at Paducah, Kentucky; to National Railway Equipment; used in national lease service as NREX 2033; leased to Utah Railway in October 1997.
c. NREX 2040 was built as a standard SD35 for B&O; rebuilt without turbocharger to SD20 in 1982 by ICG at Paducah, Kentucky; sold to National Railway Equipment; used in national lease service as NREX 2040; leased to Utah Railway in October 1997.
d. NREX 2041 was built as a standard SD35 for B&O; rebuilt without turbocharger to SD20 in 1982 by ICG at Paducah, Kentucky; sold to National Railway Equipment; used in national lease service as NREX 2041; leased to Utah Railway in October 1997, returned to NRE after less than 30 days.
e. NREX 2033 had a small Utah Railway logo attached on its cab side.
f. Full histories not shown; no further dispositions shown for later lease usage or unit ownership.
 

GMD/Alstom SD40-2 — 1 unit
C-C trucks; 3000 horsepower

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Number
Order
Number
Builder
Date
Date To
SD40-2
Date To
Utah Ry.
CEFX 3103 CP 5526 A2159 C314 Nov 1966 Dec 2000 Aug 2013

General Notes:

a. CIT Finance (CEFX) SD40-2 3103 was rebuilt by Alstom from Canadian Pacific SD40 5526 in December 2000; used in national lease service; leased to Utah Railway as of August 2013.
 

EMD SD39 — 3 units
C-C trucks; 2300 horsepower

Road
Number
First
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Frame
Number
Date To
Utah Ry.
Date Removed
From Service
NHL 5319 SP 5319 Apr 1970 35816 7219-02 Nov 1986 Feb 1988
NHL 5322 SP 5322 Apr 1970 35819 7219-05 Nov 1986 Feb 1988
NHL 5325 SP 5325 Apr 1970 35822 7219-08 Nov 1986 Feb 1988

General Notes:

a. Leased to Utah Railway between November 1986 and February 1988.
b. Beginning in November 1986, Utah Railway leased these three ex-SP SD39s (SP 5319, 5322, 5325) from National Railway Equipment (who was acting as a broker for the units' owner, CIT Financial). All three units were returned to NRE in February 1988 with the arrival of three additional ex-SP SD45s.
c. Full histories not shown; built as SP units; original lease to SP expired and units used in national lease service.
e. No further dispositions shown for later lease usage or unit ownership.
 

EMD SD45 — 3 units
C-C trucks; 3600 horsepower

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Frame
Number
Date To
Utah Ry.
Date Removed
From Service
Notes
NHL 6400 NP 3600 BN 6400 Jul 1966 31951 7890-01 Jul 1989 1
NHL 6518 BN 6519 Jun 1971! 37127! 5773-22! Jul 1989 1991 2
NHL 8938 SP 8938

General Notes:

a. Utah Railway leased Helm SD45s 6400 and 6418, both ex-BN. The units were used on the second daily train for export coal traffic. This traffic was in addition to the daily IPP train.
b. NHL 6400 was rebuilt by NRE with 16-cylinder EMD prime mover.
c. Ex-SP SD45 8938 was used briefly on Utah Railway during November 1989.

Notes:

1. NHL SD45 6400 was returned to NHL and leased to Mexico.
2. NHL 6518 was scrapped at Martin, Utah, by Mountain States Machinery (Price, Utah); frame still there in late August 1991.
 

EMD/MK SD40 — 13 units
C-C trucks; 3000 horsepower

All units were in service on Utah Railway from April 1991 until returned to MK in November 1991, with the arrival of the 11 refurbished SD40s, 9001-9011.

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Original
Build
Date
Original
Model
Builder
Number
MK
Rebuild
Date
MPI 9001 IT 2307 N&W 2965 Jun 1969 SD39 34887 29 Jan 1990
MPI 9002 SP 8820 MK 8302 Aug 1966 SD45 32011 16 Jan 1990
MPI 9003 SP 8402 MK 8303 Jan 1966 SD40 31562 16 Feb 1990
MPI 9004 SP 9015   Feb 1969 SD45 34383 19 Feb 1990
MPI 9005 SSW 9052   Jan 1969 SD45 34420 22 Feb 1990
MPI 9006 SP 9013   Feb 1969 SD45 34381 27 Feb 1990
MPI 9007 SSW 8968   Feb 1968 SD45 33628 3 Mar 1990
MPI 9011 SP 9107   Oct 1969 SD45 35199 22 Mar 1990
MPI 9012 SP 9083   Mar 1969 SD45 34918 23 Mar 1990
MPI 9013 SP 8996   Feb 1969 SD45 34364 29 Mar 1990
MPI 9014 UP 3055   Oct 1966 SD40 32407 1 Feb 1990
MPI 9015 UP 3072   Dec 1966 SD40 32424 1 Feb 1990
MPI 9016 UP 3074   Dec 1966 SD40 32426 7 Feb 1990

General Notes:

a. Leased from Morrison Knudsen beginning in late April 1991, pending the arrival of reconditioned SD40s 9001-9011, beginning in October 1991.
b. MPI 9001-9007 were equipped for general service; MPI 9011-9016 were equipped with Pacesetter slow-speed controls used during loading of unit coal trains.
c. Several leased SD40M-2 units, and occasionally other units from MK's lease fleet, remained in service on Utah Railway after the arrival of the SD40s, to accommodate increased traffic levels.
d. MPI 9013 remained on Utah Railway until the arrival of Utah SD/Cat 9012 in August 1993.

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