Powering the World's Railways

Railway Power

Caterpillar offers rail equipment provided by two of the most respected names in the business: Progress Rail and Electro-Motive Diesel - and all backed by the power of Caterpillar.

Caterpillar Engines for the Rail Industry

Progress Rail Services, a Caterpillar Company, along with our worldwide Cat® Dealer Network is responsible for the sales and support of Caterpillar engines and systems solutions for the rail industry:

  • Locomotive traction power from 200 to 5000 bkW
  • Head-end/hotel power from 300 to 725 ekW
  • Maintenance Of Way power from 8 to 2000 bkW

Caterpillar is the world's largest manufacturer of heavy duty diesel engines and specifically develops locomotive engines based on several key engine platforms. When it comes to reliable engine power, you can't afford to compromise. You need proven power. Optimum power. Caterpillar understands how important your rail power needs are. That's why we design rail engines for superior reliability. That's why every Cat rail engine is built to last. Cat engine reliability doesn't stop at the engine design. When you buy a Cat rail engine, you're assured of excellence in customer support. Our global dealer network offers you the expertise and parts you need to keep your engine running smoothly.

Rail industry specialists along with our worldwide Cat Dealer Network provide in-depth leadership and expertise in the development of the application and installation solutions for the railway applications. The increasing complexity of emissions-compliant engines means this knowledge of locomotives and their operating environment is more critical than ever.

Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar company, is one of the largest integrated and diversified suppliers of railroad and transit system products and services worldwide. Since its acquisition by Caterpillar Inc. in 2006, Progress Rail has used the Caterpillar international footprint to gain quick and widespread notice and approval across the globe. Product technology, reliability and durability, along with legendary aftermarket parts and service support, have been our keys to success. The technology and world reach of Caterpillar, combined with the service standard and historical reliability of Progress Rail, ensures our products and services make a growing impact on the world rail industry.

With our acquisition of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), Progress Rail is the world's largest builder of diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications including freight, intercity passenger, commuter, switching, industrial and mining. EMD is also a global provider of diesel power engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land based oil well drilling rigs and stationary power generation. Electro-Motive is the only diesel engine manufacturer of its size to have produced more than 70,000 engines. This success stems from product reliability, serviceability, load acceptance capability, low operating costs and ease of maintenance with standardized components. 

Visit www.progressrail.com to learn more

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