John L Mathis

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Utah Railway's leased MPI units lead by 9015 descend below Gilluly UT.

Leased MPI units lead by MPI SD40-M2 9015 descend their westbound Utah Railway coal train through Gilluly Utah in June 1991. This unit is ex UP SD40 3072 and was rebuilt by then Morrison Knudsen susidiary Motive Power International to SD40-2 standards. At one time this roster of rebuilts was MPI 9000 - 9029. They were subsequently sold to Helm leasing. The units were originally SD40's and SD45's. Utah Railway leased these units while waiting to purchase a group of locomotives from MPI.