At Progress Rail Locomotive, a Caterpillar Company, formerly known as Electro-Motive Diesel and original manufacturers of EMD® locomotives, we are responsible for marketing advanced solutions in the rail industry. Our products, people and relationships enable us to lead the industry as we improve productivity and safety standards. We provide services and solutions to rail customers in Sub-Saharan Africa, leveraging existing resources in the region.
EMD® products have performed in nearly every imaginable condition - from the sands of the Sahara, to the heights of the Andes, to the demanding grades of the Powder River Basin. Progress Rail South Africa offers services and solutions to rail customers in Africa, leveraging EMD®, Progress Rail Locomotives and the existing Caterpillar footprint and resources in the Southern Africa region.
Products and services offered include new locomotives, rebuilds, refurbishments, parts and all types of locomotive maintenance. Progress Rail locomotive products include various options, including new, like-new, modernization, re-engine and overhaul. Progress Rail also offers engineering and track services, which include both product and service offerings, i.e. new and used rails, turnouts, rail crossings, crossing signals, frogs and various other track services.
We look forward to future opportunities for innovation in the region by listening to and supporting customers, pursuing continuous improvement, and building on a reputation for manufacturing excellence. Our successful track record of localization, supplier development and global knowledge positions us to deliver world-class railway and diesel engine solutions.
With deliveries to over 75 countries, we have designed and produced more than 75,000 EMD® diesel engines — exceeding any other locomotive manufacturer, to create the largest installed fleet worldwide. Our two-cycle, medium-speed engines are available for marine, drilling, power generation and locomotive applications. The EMD® 710 Series engine is available in 8-, 12-, 16-, and 20-cylinder configurations with continuous power ratings from 2,000 to 5,000 horsepower. Leveraging our engineering expertise and continuous investments, we have enhanced the EMD® 710 engine with advanced technologies for new and existing locomotives. We are recognized worldwide for setting rail industry standards for performance and reliability and delivering optimized efficiency for our customers. We apply the same exceptional design process to our engines for marine, drilling or power generation usage.Learn More
Progress Rail covers the complete value chain for railroad infrastructure, including trackwork & fasteners, rail welding, rail services, signaling & Kershaw® maintenance-of-way equipment. Our highly specialized focus on track structure and maintenance has enabled us to become the largest supplier of infrastructure products and services in the United States, with growing international exposure.Learn More
We are helping our customers by creating smart, connected fleets to meet and exceed the needs of the railroads of tomorrow. Our wide range of innovation products can help you take your railroad to the next level. Let us know how Progress Rail can help you today.Learn More
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.Learn More