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|Cummins Ultra-Low Emissions Locomotive to Run the Indiana Rails|
Cummins will own and operate the first ever QSK95 powered locomotive with the Indiana Rail Road Company
INDIANAPOLIS, IND (Sept. 29, 2013) – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced at the Railway Interchange Show that the first QSK95-powered locomotive will begin commercial service operation with the Indiana Rail Road Company (IRR).
Cummins will own and operate the locomotive in its headquartered state of Indiana and the 4200 hp (3132 kW) heavy-haul locomotive will take to the track by mid-2014, representing one of the earliest engines ready to meet EPA Tier 4 ultra-low emissions regulations. The QSK95 will be the most powerful high-speed diesel engine to power a locomotive.
“I am delighted that the CECX 1991 locomotive will be operating in our home state with the Indiana Rail Road Company, which is widely recognized as one of the most progressive regional rail road companies in North America and is eager to become one of the first operators to run an ultra-low emissions locomotive on commercial service,” said Ed Pence, Vice President – Cummins High Horsepower Engine Business.
“Together with IRR we are committed to improve local air quality and demonstrate the latest locomotive technology using the QSK95 high-speed engine, manufactured in Indiana. We believe our high-speed QSK95 will bring not just cleaner operation, but achieve higher performance and lower operating costs than IRR has seen before with their traditional medium-speed powered locomotives,” Pence added.
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 (SCR) 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.
Equipped with GPS location and advanced telemetric, the CECX 1919 heavy hauler will be remotely monitored by a Cummins field test team taking a continuous stream of locomotive and engine data capture. Based on duty-cycle operational analysis, the field test engineers can then remotely fine tune the QSK95 engine to achieve very precise improvements to fuel efficiency or power delivery.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.66 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2012. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at @Cummins, on Facebook at Facebook.com/CUMMINS and on
About Indiana Rail Road Company
The Indiana Rail Road Company is a privately-held, 500-mile railroad based in Indianapolis. The company hauls the equivalent of more than 800,000 truckloads of consumer, industrial and energy products each year. On the strength of its customer service, INRD was awarded Railway Age magazine’s prestigious “Regional Railroad of the Year” award for 2012. For more information visit the Indiana Rail Road online at www.inrd.com or on Twitter and Facebook.