Quick Links

Top Header Social Icons

Better. Every Rail Operation.

Rail operations are extremely demanding, at Cummins we know the importance of keeping your rail equipment on track at all times. With a Cummins engine in your machine, you get legendary reliability, durability, advanced emissions technology and responsive service support. With over 13,000 engines running in the toughest rail applications, you can be assured that your rail engine is proven to perform.Cummins rail engines

Exceptional durability is a fundamental requirement for all Cummins engines, which mandates premium materials and quality controlled manufacturing. In addition, Cummins engines are specifically designed and developed for multiple rebuilds.

Wherever there is advanced rail technology, you will find Cummins power - under the floor on passenger trains, on 20-ton rail grinders, in high speed trains and in locomotives hauling freight. Cummins is on track with the most progressive rail companies in the world.

Cummins Rail Engines

We offer a full line of ratings, with many engine models specifically modified for railway equipment. Cummins railcar engines, for instance, utilize low-profile designs for use under the car floor, with access to service points from underneath the engine, not inside the passenger compartment.

For locomotive power, Cummins offers a comprehensive range of high-performance, low-maintenance diesel engines to meet your needs. There are 12 different engines available in a wide range of horsepowers, including V12 and V16 configurations. With ratings of up to 2,100 rpm, these engines are more fuel-efficient, more space efficient, have longer service intervals and a higher power-to-weight ratio than low-speed units.

Low cost-of-operation and high dependability also make Cummins engines ideal for track maintenance equipment. We know that for the trains to run on time every day, you have to keep your tracks up to speed - every day.

More Life with Repowers

In addition to supplying engines for new locomotives, Cummins has wide experience in repowering older rail equipment. Whether you are faced with increased maintenance, scarcity of replacement parts or excessive fuel and oil consumption driving high operating costs, a repower program with Cummins may be the solution. With a complete line-up of rail engines and engineering support, we can help you deliver both operational and environmental benefits to your rail operations.

World Class Service and Support

With a complete product range from 49-4,400 hp / 37-3,282 kW along with a full understanding of the duty requirements of rail equipment, Cummins engineers are able to apply the right engine for every application. This results in the highest availability at the lowest possible operating cost. Whether specifying for new equipment or repowering, Cummins’ experience and dedicated world class technical support will deliver to your exact individual requirements. Our primary goal is to provide the level of support that no other company can match. You can rely on Cummins – every time.

To learn more about Cummins rail engines, contact a local Cummins Africa representative or visit our engine specification library by clicking the button below.

Find Rail Engines