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La Utah Railway Company se incorporó al sistema ferroviario estadounidense el 24 de enero de 1912 con el nombre de Utah Coal Railway. Fue fundada para transportar carbón en la ya existente ruta de Denver a Provo, y fue de las primeras compañías en usar locomotoras diesel. Mueller Industries, un fabricante de componentes de cobre vendió en 2002 la Utah Railway Company a su actual propietario, Genesee y a Wyoming, Una sociedad de cartera de ferrocarriles.

Hoy en día el ferrocarril de Utah transita sobre 423 millas (681 kilómetros) de vía entre Grand Junction, Colorado, y Provo, Utah, suyas son 45 millas (72 kilómetros) de vía, y el resto transita según los términos del acuerdo con el ferrocarril de la Unión del Pacífico. La compañía todavía transporta una cantidad significativa de carbón; de los 90.000 vagones transportados cada año, sobre dos tercios son el carbón. El ferrocarril de Utah también posee un ferrocarril subsidiario, el ferrocarril meridional de Salt Lake City, con 25 millas (40 kilómetros) de vía entre Salt Lake City y Draper, Utah.

The Utah Railway Company was incorporated on January 24, 1912, with the name of Utah Coal Railway, shortened to Utah Railway in May of the same year. It was founded to haul coal from the company's mines to Provo, Utah, in reaction to company disappointment in the service and route of the existing Denver and Rio Grande Railroad nearby. The company was one of the earliest coal hauling railroads to employ diesel locomotives, and was early to adopt automation technologies, including the use of flashing rear end devices instead of cabooses. Parent company Mueller Industries, a manufacturer of copper products, sold the Utah Railway in 2002 to Genesee and Wyoming, a railroad holding company.

Today's Utah Railway operates over 423 miles (681 km) of track between Grand Junction, Colorado, and Provo, Utah, of which 45 miles (72 km) are owned, and the remainder operated under agreements with BNSF Railway and Union Pacific. The company still hauls a significant amount of coal; of the 90,000 carloads hauled each year, over two thirds are coal. The Utah Railway also owns a subsidiary railroad, the Salt Lake City Southern Railroad, serving over 30 customers on over 25 miles (40 km) of track between Salt Lake City and Draper, Utah.

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