Special Purpose Railway Vehicles

Diesel Rail Engines and systems for Special-Purpose Vehicles

Our drive systems for special-purpose railway vehicles, like our PowerPacks for railcars, offer the dependability, uptime, and economic value you need to reliably finish the job. Additionally, as a system partner, we offer complete engineering from project planning to the installation stage – for every drive solution for each special-purpose railway vehicle.

We also provide customized diesel-electricand diesel-mechanical drive solutions for special-purpose vehicles based on our diesel engines or MTU PowerPacks®. With their minimal exhaust-gas emissions, MTU diesel drives can also be smoothly installed in tunnel emergency trains and track-work trains for construction and maintenance work, for example on subway lines. For special-purpose railway vehicles that work at minimal or crawling speeds, we also offer diesel-hydrostatic drive variants.

Optimal drive solutions

For special-purpose railway vehicles due to a broad diesel engine portfolio.

Development support

From experienced MTU engineers from project planning to commissioning.

90 years of expertise

In railway vehicle drive concepts that you can access.

Meeting environmental requirements

Installation of the common rail injection system for low emissions, efficiency and reliability.

Innovative Performance

Low exhaust emissions make MTU drive systems ideal for use in a range of special-purpose railway vehicles such as tunnel servicing and maintenance locomotives used for construction or repair work in places like subway systems. A choice of diesel-electric, diesel-mechanical and diesel-hydraulic drive versions is available. We also offer diesel-hydrostatic drive systems for construction-work and other special vehicles that operate at extremely low speed. Whichever you choose, all our engines come with the uncompromising levels of reliability, availability and economic-efficiency you need.

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