Rebecca Hayward - 14 January 2014
Siemens Rail Systems and Cummins have announced a partnership to provide Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-equipped passenger locomotives in the U.S.
The locomotives will be powered by Cummins high speed QSK95 diesel engines, using SCR aftertreatment technology to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Tier 4 locomotive emissions standards.
"The 95 litre, 16-cylinder QSK95 is the most powerful diesel to be installed in a locomotive generating more than 4000 hp (2983 kW)", said Cummins.
The locomotives will be built and assembled at Siemens' transportation manufacturing facility in Sacramento, California. Siemens has also established a base of U.S. rail suppliers that can be leveraged as part of the development of future passenger rail locomotives. Cummins diesel QSK95 engines will be made in Seymour, Indiana.
The first QSK95-powered freight locomotive is expected to begin commercial service operation in a field test with Indiana Rail Road Company (IRR) in mid-2014.
Siemens is already a provider of diesel electric locomotives in the US. Most recently, Siemens supplied electric locomotives for Amtrak's Northeast and Keystone Corridors. Cummins has also been working on the application of high speed engines in freight locomotives.
Ben Treadwell - 30 July 2015
Hyundai Construction has launched its HX series hydraulic excavators in the U.S. and Canada featuring Tier 4 Final compliant engines from both Scania and Cummins. The smaller models are powered by the Cummins engines while the largest two feature the engines by Scania. The models range from 22 to 52 metric tons and achieve Tier 4 Final...
Ben Treadwell - 6 May 2015
US Company Hyster has made emissions reduction upgrades to their range of ReachStacker vehicles. The new upgrades feature Cummins QSL9 engines and will use a combination of EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) to meet Stage IV and Tier 4 emissions legislation. Additional modifications include a high...
Ben Treadwell - 16 September 2014
Cummins Inc. has prepared for the upcoming implementation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions regulations on January 1st, 2015, by ordering over 100 engine installations for passenger trains, diesel multiple units (DMUs), and switcher locomotives. In an interview with RailwayAge.com, Randy Nelson, Manager of...
Rebecca Hayward - 10 February 2014
Cummins has started production of 6-cylinder engines which meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. Output is expected to increase across the 190 bhp to 675 bhp engines in 2014, as off-highway manufacturers release machines ready to meet the new emissions standards which came into effect on 1...
Ben Treadwell - 27 January 2016
discoverDEF is conducting a series of short interviews with fleet operators as part of our new 'Fleet Focus' series. These articles will look at issues in fleet DEF consumption and logistics, including overall size of SCR fleet, total DEF consumption, purchasing strategy and storage. Fleet Focus spoke to KMT Services Inc a small trucking...