COMING SOON: THE WORLD'S LARGEST BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Progress Rail is proud to offer the EMD® Joule series of fully battery-powered locomotives, including the SD70J-BB model boasting more than double the energy storage of competing products.

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EMD® Joule Battery Switcher Locomotive
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EMD® JOULE BATTERY ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

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For 100 years, EMD® has produced the most durable, reliable and sustainable locomotive products in the rail industry. We design and manufacture locomotives for all commercial rail applications, with over 65,000 EMD-powered locomotives delivered to more than 75 countries. Our technology leadership and superior performance drive our reputation for exceptional quality, service and innovation.

Progress Rail is proud to offer the EMD Joule Battery Electric Locomotive series, available as new build or repowers. EMD Joule locomotives support a wide range of railway operations with battery capacities up to 14.5 MWh. Applications include:

  • Switching/shunting yards
  • Regional service
  • In consist with diesel-electric locomotives

Joule locomotives recover energy through dynamic braking. When dynamic braking is activated to control train speed, the batteries are charged, saving what would otherwise be wasted energy. Alternatively the batteries can be charged through our range of wayside charging options tailored to meet operational needs.

Our growing family of zero exhaust emissions locomotives is just one way Progress Rail helps our customers achieve their sustainability goals. 

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

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INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES

Progress Rail’s combination of advanced rail technologies can deliver customers meaningful fuel savings, from 33% all the way to 100%.
Energy savings are critical, especially when it comes to battery-electric locomotives. That's where our technologies such as Talos™, Nitro, SmartConsist, and others come into play and help maximize operating efficiencies. These technologies can also help save fuel and energy in hybrid applications where both diesel and batteries are used. Contact our sales team to learn which combination of solutions would be best for your application.

SUSTAINABILITY

Progress Rail, in conjunction with our parent company Caterpillar, shares the concerns of governments and the public about the risks of climate change and supports global efforts to mitigate its impact. We are committed to a reduced-carbon future, both in our operations and helping customers reach climate-related goals. Our EMD Joule helps contribute to those goals, producing zero exhaust emissions while producing the same or more horsepower and tractive effort as a diesel.

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SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Sustainability is part of who we are and what we do every single day. We recognize progress involves a balance of environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic growth. We consider this as we work toward a vision of a world in which people’s basic needs – such as shelter, clean water, education and reliable energy – are fulfilled.

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

We offer five different models of the EMD Joule to ensure our customers get what they need, when they need it. We are continually updating and expanding our offering to meet the needs of customers. Our models range in maximum battery capacity up to 14.5 MWh. 

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EMD Joule Broadest Line Battery Electric Locomotives
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EMD Joule Broadest Line Battery Electric Locomotives

GRANTS & FUNDING

Grants and funding may be available depending on your location and regulations. We are here to help you in any way with those regulatory processes. Contact us today to learn more about options and availability.

  • Grants or Incentive Funding are offered by local, state and federal agencies
  • Most funding is directly related to improving emissions
  • Funding is available to both private business and government agencies
  • With the passing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), there is more funding available at all levels
  • Most funding opportunities are allocated by a competitive bid process
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SALES CONTACTS

United States - Eastern Region

Dwane Slate 
General Manager Sales & Marketing
Office Phone: 904-395-6031
Cell Phone: 904-631-7309

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United States - Western Region

Todd Ramm 
Regional Executive Director

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Canada

Todd Ramm 
Regional Executive Director

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Rob Robinson 
Account Executive, Aftermarket Sales

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Jason MacLennan 
General Manager, Sales & Marketing
Phone: 708-387-6717

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Mexico

Mauro Soto 
Regional Executive Director
Phone: +1-913-742-9640

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Noel Valdivia
Sales Manager

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South America

John Susin 
Regional Manager
Phone: +1-708-387-3927

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Brazil

Andreas Naf 
Director of Sales and Marketing

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UK/Europe

Jon Caen 
Sales Director

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Middle East/Africa

Ramzi Imad 
Regional Executive Director - International

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Russia/CIS

Mumin Azamhkuzhaev
Eurasia General Manager

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Pakistan

Ali Irfan Malik 
Sales Coordinator

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Turkey

Mumin Azamkhuzhaev
Eurasia General Manager

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Southeast Asia

Matthew Dunwoodie 
Area Sales Manager

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Australia

Brett McLennan 
General Manager - Freight Business Develoment

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China

Ni Zaoyu 
Country Manager

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India

Abhinav Pamulaparthy 
Supply Chain Director

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All Other Countries

info@progressrail.com

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Craig A. McKeen

General Manager, Sales and Marketing
Office Phone: 708-387-3640
Cell Phone: 708-710-1336

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Eric Smith
General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Passenger Locomotives - West
Phone: 708-557-5260

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Gary Lawrence 
Manager, Locomotive Sales & Leasing
Phone: 318-780-1260

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Reconditioned & Repurposed Components 

Lisa Martin 
Sales Specialist
Phone: 256-505-6580

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