POWERING THE WORLD'S RAILWAYS

Through technological advancements and customer-focused solutions, our rail customers in more than 100 countries worldwide have achieved new levels of availability, reliability and asset utilization.

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CAT® ENGINES FOR RAIL

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

• Locomotive traction power from 200 to 3500 bkW

• Head-end/hotel power from 300 to 725 ekW

• Maintenance of Way power from 8 to 2000 bkW

The increasing complexity of emissions-compliant engines means this knowledge of locomotives and their operating environment is more critical than ever.

Since CAT® diesel engines first powered the world’s railways in the 1930s – and for thousands of locomotive installations around the world – builders and operators have found very compelling reasons to specify CAT® diesel engines. Today, Caterpillar is the single most experienced name in power. Over the decades, Caterpillar engineers have designed diesel engines for the toughest railway operating environments. These power solutions have included engines for all rail applications - driving traction alternators, auxiliary power, head end power, diesel hydraulic, and diesel mechanical. These engines serve our customers well with high reliability, durability, exceptional life, and low operating costs. Caterpillar engines are engineered for life.

From this long and notable history, we now offer the industry the lowest emissions possible. Caterpillar® can provide any emissions levels up to U.S. EPA Tier 4 or EU Stage V standards for locomotives and Maintenance of Way machinery.

Each year, Caterpillar® supplies hundreds of thousands of engines to more than a thousand of the world’s best manufacturers of equipment in all industries.

Cat® C175 Engine, F125 Passenger Locomotive
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Cat® C175 Engine, F125 Passenger Locomotive

CAT® ENGINES

CAT® TRANSMISSIONS

Caterpillar® offers a complete line of Cat diesel engines coupled to modern, highly efficient, CAT® transmissions.

This modern alternative to traditional locomotive propulsion offers lower initial cost and higher efficiency than either diesel-electric or diesel-hydraulic power – a significant advantage in life
cycle costs.

If your project is 1200 kW (or 1500 HP) or below, ask us about this unique solution to power a rail vehicle for less initial cost and less operating cost. 

  • Locomotive
  • Shunter
  • Switcher
  • Maintenance-of-way
  • Utility
  • Etc. 
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Cat® diesel-mechanical systems are significantly lower cost than either diesel-hydraulic or diesel-electric and gives significantly better fuel economy.

Cat Engine Transmissions

PROPULSION PACKAGES

Our vast scope of supply allows us to offer partial or complete, turnkey propulsion packages for your new or refurbished locomotive project.

Engine, Alternator, Auxiliary alternator, exciter, battery, charger, Mounting SkiD, Cooling System, Locomotive Controls, Traction Motors, Axles, Wheels, Compressors, Displays, Relays, Electrical locker.

Our team of experienced engineers can custom design propulsion packages to your locomotive’s specifications, no matter where you are in the world. 

Indonesia loco with 3512B and C15 Head-End Power Package
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Indonesia loco with 3512B and C15 Head-End Power Package

Tasrail locomotive with 3512C HD and traction alternator package
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Tasrail locomotive with 3512C HD and traction alternator package

Cat® C175 Engine
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3516B HD with alternator package for Thailand

Diesel-Mechanical Power Trains
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Diesel-Mechanical Power Trains

Indonesia loco with 3512B and C15 Head-End Power Package
Tasrail locomotive with 3512C HD and traction alternator package
Cat® C175 Engine
Diesel-Mechanical Power Trains

MULTI-ENGINE EXPERIENCE

We've partnered on numerous successful multiple-engine locomotive projects globally.

4-Engine diesel-electric Courtesy Bombardier
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4-Engine diesel-electric Courtesy Bombardier

2-Engine diesel-electric Courtesy Bombardier
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2-Engine diesel-electric Courtesy Bombardier

2-Engine diesel-mechanical Courtesy Reloc SA
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2-Engine diesel-mechanical Courtesy Reloc SA

4-Engine diesel-electric Courtesy Bombardier
2-Engine diesel-electric Courtesy Bombardier
2-Engine diesel-mechanical Courtesy Reloc SA

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Locomotive Controls

LOCOMOTIVE CONTROLS

Caterpillar® offers a full range of control systems developed exclusively for rail industry demand in Diesel-Electric locomotives.

NANO Automation System – SAL NANO

FULL Automation System – SAL-05

Both Systems have the same concepts and same benefits... Excitation control, Auxiliary generation control, adhesion control, Mechanical and Electronic engine communication capability, event recorder, Human-Machine Interface, maintenance and diagnostics tools, ZSS ready, full documentation for installation, new electric schematic,

wire running list, pre-assembled panels. But different approaches...

NANO:

Perfect match for small locomotives (switcher), simpler automation required, essential functionalities supported, lean installation, full protection for vital equipment (Traction Motors, Generators, Diesel Engine)

SAL-05:

Full system, perfect match for complex automation, wide range of functionalities supported, ready for genset operation (2+ simultaneously engines), individual axle control (choppers for DC or Inverters for AC), load shedding, battery saver, Tri-State Charging.

Caterpillar® offers a broad range of electronic systems developed exclusively for rail industry demand.

  • DC/DC converters for Traction (Chopper)
  • DC/AC converters for traction and for auxiliaries (Inverters)
  • Man-Machine Interface with dedicated embedded application
  • Remotely Telemetry Monitoring / Data Logger
  • Server analysis – backlog and data exchange
  • Wide range on Current and Voltage transducers
  • Speedometers with redundancy monitoring (GPS, Radar, Axle generator)
  • Ultrasonic Fuel Level Sensor
  • Ditch-Light Controllers
  • Start-Stop System for Stand-Alone Application
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Cat® Connect

NATURAL GAS ENGINES

Caterpillar® offers vast expertise to help the rail industry adopt natural gas. We’ve been using and selling gas engines for more than 65 years. We incorporated natural gas engines into locomotives more than 20 years ago.

DYNAMIC GAS BLENDING

  • Dynamic-gas blending (DGB) is proving to be the most practical route to using gas and its associated advantages.
  • We have extensive experience with DGB to assist you with your project.
  • We have over 2000 DGB engines running in the field today. 
  • High substitution rates
  • Unique diesel injection timing map for Gas Blending Mode
  • Improved substitution
  • Maintains engine safety, reliability and durability Continuously maximized substitution as loads and gas changes
  • Maintains diesel power and transient capability • Keeps engine out of detonation
  • No manual setup, extra commissioning, or tuning
  • No need to retune or swap controls as sites, gas quality change
  • Intuitive controls for operator input/output 
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Cat® Connect

F125 PASSENGER LOCOMOTIVE

The first new EPA Tier 4 passenger locomotive to be sold in the world. At 125 mph, it’s the highest performing diesel-electric locomotive in North America.

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F125 Locomotive

SERVICE & SUPPORT

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SERVICE & SUPPORT

SALES CONTACTS

Mark Albertson

Regional Manager - Sales 
Boise, ID
Phone:   

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Parts Hotline:  1-800-255-5355

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