- The new 710ECO™ Repower product line breathes new life into older low and medium horsepower locomotives--allowing railroads to save fuel and cut emissions, while maintaining their rolling stock equity. -
February 1, 2007; LaGrange, IL - Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. today announced the new 710ECO™ Repower product line--offering solutions from 2000 to 3150bhp for repowering low-to-medium horsepower locomotives. With this introduction, Electro-Motive provides a proven alternative to untried, multi-engine prototypes. The 710ECO™ Repower solution allows railroads to leverage their fleet investment by updating older light duty switchers with the latest microprocessor-controlled locomotive engine technology, for lower emissions, increased fuel economy, greater reliability, easier serviceability, and predictable maintenance costs.
EMD Product Manager Kevin Bahnline said, "For 85 years Electro-Motive has been the premier provider of diesel-electric locomotive technology. The 710ECO™ engine was specifically designed for the railroad industry. In addition to low emissions and superior performance, it eliminates the generator-set power concerns about short overhaul cycles, and unfamiliar service parts and procedures."
710ECO™ Repower Highlights
Reduced Emissions with Fuel Efficiency - The 710ECO™ Repower engine is certified to EPA Tier 2 locomotive standards and performs to even better levels. This environmentally friendly performance is achieved with up to 25% savings in fuel consumption and over 50% lube oil savings-augmented by a fully-integrated Automatic Engine Start Stop (AESS) system.
Locomotive Reliability - The proven EMD 710 diesel engine has a 20 year record of reliability and serviceability in rugged locomotive applications. Its 14,000MWh overhaul cycle outlasts untried multiple engine, gen-set solutions by a factor of five. And 90% parts commonality with existing fleets reduces spares inventory and makes service simple, with familiar tools and procedures.
Microprocessor Control - EMD has installed its microprocessor-based control system in over 5000 locomotives. The 710ECO™ Repower version operates all engine diagnostics and protects against excessive wheel slippage, to maximize tractive effort in all conditions. And the flexible software platform allows engines to be tuned for future emission compliance.
About Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.:
Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. is one of two U.S. original equipment manufacturers of diesel-electric locomotives. Headquartered in LaGrange, Illinois, with additional facilities in London, Ontario, EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and has sold its products in more than 70 countries worldwide. The Company is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 70,000 engines and has the largest installed base of diesel-electric locomotives in both North America and internationally. In addition to its locomotive manufacturing activities, EMD has an extensive aftermarket business offering customers replacement parts and a range of value-added services for its locomotives. The Company is also a global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation. In April 2005, Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, Berkshire Partners LLC, and certain related parties acquired EMD from General Motors Corporation. Additional information may be found at www.EMDiesels.com.