QSK95 Achieves Tier 4 Certification
Cummins Inc. has achieved Tier 4 Locomotive Certification for its QSK95 single prime power engine. This makes it the first of its kind to be certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The engine scores the highest output of all 16-cylinder high-speed diesels, with a quad-turbocharger it also boasts reduced noise and carbon emissions.
The QSK95 locomotive is a hybrid diesel-electric train which will enter passenger services by the Departments of Transportation in Illinois, California, Maryland and Washington, and in states including Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa and Oregon.
Jim Trueblood, Vice President – High-Horsepower Engine Program said:
“We’re pleased to have reached this milestone. Cummins is committed to bringing clean, efficient, durable engines to every market we serve. This certification for the QSK95 for locomotives delivers on that commitment for our customers in the rail industry.”