Progress Rail and Bodi International Sign Agreement for New Locomotives to Support Mongolian Rail Line

March 15, 2021

Moscow, RUSSIA  –  Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, has entered into an agreement with Bodi International, an engineering, procurement and construction contractor, for the purchase of 16 EMD® SD70ACeLW locomotives to support operations on the Tavantolgoi-Gashuunsukhait Railway project. The nearly 250-kilometer railway is expected to finish construction by 2022 and will be operated by Tavan Tolgoi Railway Company, owned by the Mongolian government.

The new locomotives are designed to meet requirements of the 1520 mm gauge region and incorporate the latest industry technology, along with proven 16-cyclinder EMD® 710 Series engines, rated at 4,500 BHP (3,355 kW). The engines are compliant with the International Union of Railways and EU Stage IIIA emissions standards.

“Our engineering and commercial teams consistently go above and beyond to meet the needs of our global customers, and this project serves as a prime example of that,” said Marty Haycraft, President and CEO of Progress Rail. “These locomotives will undergo rugged service and must be able to withstand harsh conditions. We welcome the opportunity to showcase the leading performance of our EMD® engines in these new units for Bodi International.”

CEO of Bodi International, Amundra A, commented, “We are delighted to work with Progress Rail in the development efforts for this strategic rail line project for Mongolia. This is a project that will vastly support and impact the further growth of the Mongolian economy. Bodi is confident Progress Rail locomotives will deliver the world-class performance on this rail line of national importance.”

Progress Rail anticipates the locomotive deliveries to begin in 2022.




About Progress Rail:

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is one of the largest integrated and diversified providers of rolling stock and infrastructure solutions and technologies for global rail customers. Progress Rail delivers advanced EMD locomotives and engines, railcars, trackwork, fasteners, signaling, rail welding and Kershaw Maintenance-of-Way equipment, along with dedicated locomotive and freight car repair services, aftermarket parts support and recycling operations. The company also offers advanced rail technologies, including data acquisition and asset protection equipment. Progress Rail’s deep industry expertise, together with the support of Caterpillar, ensures a commitment to quality through innovative solutions for the rail industry. Progress Rail has a network of nearly 200 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Progress Rail Contact:

Amy Everett, Communications Director



About Bodi international LLC

Bodi international LLC is one of the leading companies in Mongolia active in banking, real estate management, construction management, infrastructure, mining and media.

Supported by our competent and strong team, we expand our business each year significantly. We are counted as one of the biggest taxpayer in Mongolia, setting examples through our policy in social responsibility, business ethics, and our major projects contribute to our country’s social and economic development.

Bodi Group has three subsidiary companies doing business in different sectors. Since 2014, Bodi International Golomt Financial Group is one of the largest and leading financial groups incorporating the nation’s leading financial institutions, and Mongol Mass Media LLC has grown to be the pioneer in the media industry.

All three businesses, namely Bodi International LLC, Golomt Financial Group and Mongol Mass Media LLC, and other small companies are experienced doing business with international partners and counted as experts in their fields.  

Bodi International Contact:


Chief Officer for Projects

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