About Motive Power Resources, Inc.
- Motive Power Resources, Inc. (MPR) is a leading supplier of locomotives for sale or lease, locomotive repair and rebuild services, in-field locomotive repairs, while managing a large inventory of new, rebuilt and qualified locomotive parts and components for sale. MPR offers quality workmanship with a full compliment of support services, managed by a team of experienced industry professionals.
MPR has provided locomotives, major components and piece parts to several hundred rail clients since our founding in 2007. Our company, in the past 10 years, has purchased and sold over 350 locomotives to date….upgrading “as requested” to new, more modern customer requirements with numerous fuel saving upgrades including a variety of improved traction control systems. Heavy locomotive rehabilitation and upgrade programs are MPR's specialty.
Our locomotive rebuild facility consists of an 8 bay indoor facility serviced by two 25-ton heavy overhead cranes and room for 30+ locomotives stored outdoors on our property. We have two spur switches to CN that connect to all Class 1 carriers through Chicago.
MPR continues to utilize railroad property at the Belt Railway Company of Chicago in Bedford Park, IL, adjacent to Midway Airport, to perform customer work scopes utilizing 5 Mobile Trucks equipped with cranes and welders and experienced Service Teams. We also rebuild, repair and qualify major components such as engines, main generators, alternators, truck assemblies, air compressors, fans, wheel & combos in our Minooka Locomotive Facilities.
MPR is a major Locomotive Parts Distribution Center for many of the component parts required on both older as well as more modern locomotive power. Our newly-built 12,000 square foot parts and component distribution center is modern and efficient...all parts inventory is bar-coded, categorized and professionally warehoused.
Our mission is to meet our client's price expectations with a large selection of in stock new and qualified components. We own several over-the-road trucks including a semi-trailer truck where we can deliver to customers within a 250 mile radius if requested. We're a privately owned Illinois-based company located in Minooka, IL.