We are of the largest integrated diversified providers of rolling stock and infrastructure solutions for the global rail industry.
We set the pace in diversified locomotive services, with locomotive rebuilding and repair facilities spanning the globe. From wreck repairs, painting, rewiring, retrofitting or rebuilding to maintenance and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) inspections, our stateside locations can ensure your fleet stays rolling.
Freight Car Parts
Progress Rail is one of the largest global suppliers of new and reconditioned freight car components for Class I railroads, shortlines, freight car manufacturers and private freight car owners. Our available freight car components include, but are not limited to: freight car wheels, axles, bearings, bolsters, side frames, couplers, yokes, brake beams, draft gears and single car test devices.
Since Kershaw® became part of our family in 1998, Progress Rail has been a global supplier of a comprehensive line of Maintenance-of-Way (MOW) equipment, providing machines to help maintain rail infrastructure around the world.
Progress Rail has long been a signaling provider, designing wayside and highway crossing systems for railroads since 1992. Our signal engineering and asset protection are just some of the many ways we can help your business.
PR Uptime™ Suite
PR Uptime™ combines our Locomotive Monitoring Center (LMC) experts, Uptime Cloud for secure data distribution and storage, Uptime Connect for data collection and transmission and Uptime Analytics to create measurable value in the shop, in the yard and on the track. How can Progress Rail help your company today?
Talos™ Train Automation
Talos™ Train Automation leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to encode locomotive engineer behavior, analyze train runs, and optimize train operation. Let us know how Progress Rail can help you automate your trains today.
Engine Product Support
With a focus on power, performance and innovation, Progress Rail, through its iconic EMD® brand, has been a premier provider of diesel-electric locomotive technology for nearly 100 years. EMD® locomotives comprise a majority of the active worldwide fleet, leading the company to develop a variety of unique OEM aftermarket (replacement) parts.
Marine & Stationary Engines
The simple and robust design of our two-cycle engine has stood the test of time by adapting to new demands and requirements. We continue to build on this legacy, with a commitment to increased performance, durability, reliability and maintainability.
Sustainability is not only a highlight of Our Values in Action as a part of Caterpillar – it is an action we take into account every day in the communities where we live and work – whether recycling end-of-life components, railroad materials or repowering or refurbishing a locomotive. We continuously examine ways to create innovative and sustainable products and improve our processes to maintain our standing as a rail industry leader.
With coverage spanning across 23 locations throughout Australia, Progress Rail serves as a leader in rolling stock and infrastructure solutions for Australia and the Southeast Asian markets.
Middle East & North Africa
Through operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Progress Rail tailors its deep industry expertise to local markets to deliver world-class rolling stock, infrastructure and diesel engine solutions.
Meeting our customer needs. Today, tomorrow and for the future.
Contract Maintenance & Customer Performance
Contract Maintenance & Customer Performance ensures your locomotive fleet is not only expertly maintained to OEM standards, but also meets proper regulatory requirements. Progress Rail currently performs locomotive maintenance service around the world. Progress Rail’s locomotive maintenance services can save fleet owners up to 15 percent or more over a locomotive’s life cycle.
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The 6,000th EMD® marine diesel engine was produced during the 1980s, with applications in tug boats, ferries, tow boats, and more.
The first 6-axle 50 series locomotive was introduced and placed in service on U.S. railroads. Units were equipped with Super Series –a state-of-the-art high adhesion wheel control system.
April 23, 1983 - First production 16-710 engine.
The first SD60 prototype locomotive was introduced on U.S. railroads. These units incorporated a microprocessor control system.
Columbia space shuttle fuel booster rockets to be retrieved by EMD power. The ships both are powered by 2 EMD 12-645E6A engines, generating 1450 horsepower.
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