|WCSI Local News|
Cummins announced Monday at the Railway Interchange Show in Indianapolis that the first QSK95-powered locomotive will begin commercial service operation with the Indiana Rail Road (IRR) Company.
Company officials say Cummins will own and operate the locomotive here in Indiana which will take to the track by the middle of next year. This will represent one of the first engines powering a locomotive that is ready to meet EPA Tier 4 ultra-low emissions regulations.
The 95-liter, 16-cylinder prime mover is one of the most powerful high-speed diesels to be installed in a locomotive. A Cummins Selective Catalytic Reduction aftertreatment system provides a simpler and easier route to meet the stringent Tier 4 emissions levels.
The EMD SD90 host locomotive currently undergoing refurbishment will be re-designated as 'CECX 1919' and will remain under Cummins ownership while operating with the IRR roster. The repowered locomotive will haul coal or mixed freight across the IRR network.
The Railway Interchange Show ends tomorrow.
Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 9:47:28 AM
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