For over 80 years Electro-Motive (EMD) has provided railway transport and diesel engine solutions across the world. EMD products can be found operating in over 100 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Working closely with its customers and partners, EMD tailors global knowledge to local market needs to deliver world-class railway and diesel engine solutions.
Electro-Motive was the originator of diesel-electric motive power for the railways. The company was formed in 1922 and supplied the first ever diesel-powered shunters. In 1934 EMD introduced the original lightweight passenger locomotive for transcontinental use, and in 1939 the company pioneered diesel power for mainline freight trains. Since then EMD has led the industry in technical innovation, sales, and satisfied customers.