Shut down for the night inside the warmth of the Martin engine house, lease-fleet MPI 9012 joins Utah Railway's own MK-maintained SD40's in slumber. 9012 arrived in Martin the previous May, and ha... (more)
Do you like wiggles? There are few locations on Rio Grande's twisting, climbing route across the Wasatch Range where you can see an entire 84 car coal train in one view: here's one of them, from a... (more)
Early in the transition period from NRE to Morrison-Knudsen fleet management, a Utah Railway coal load descends the 1.4% grade across the state's highest railroad bridge at Gordon Creek. Up front,... (more)
Prior to purchasing the entire production fleet of six units, the Utah Railway Company tested three of MPI's MK5000Cs in coal service on Soldier Summit. They only operated for about three months i... (more)
Three MPI MK5000Cs and a single SD40 lead a Utah Railway coal train through Spring Canyon on January 6, 2001. Beginning late in Oct. 2000, the Utah Railway began testing three MK5000C locomotives,... (more)
For seven months (between April and November 1991), the Utah Railway Company leased a fleet of 13 Blue & Gold SD40s from Morrison Knudsen in Boise, Idaho. A well matched set of four blast through ... (more)
ex-SP 9096 (SD45)
Motive Power's ancient SW1 shuffles 4 UP SD9043's around the property.
Just days into their lease to the Utah Railway, four MPI rebuilt SD45/40's claw through an S-curve and onto the 2.4% grade up the Price River Canyon and Soldier Summit at Castle Gate, a few miles ... (more)
This crusty old Motive Power F45 relic is used as an engine test bed at the company's Boise facility.
roster photo Utah Rwy Martin, UT shops
Motive Power's SW1 shop switcher shuffles around a couple of new gensets being built for ADM.
Rusty freight car and locomotive trucks sit in front of an odd stash of locomotives at the Motive Power shops. From left to right are Genset demonstrator 244, ACE 3101, a primed MP36PH-3C under a... (more)
eastbound UP empty coal train approaching Summit, CA