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Cummins QSK19-R Rail Order

Posted on April 25, 2014

Cummins Inc. said that its Tier 4 final-compliant QSK19-R railcar engine will power the new Nippon Sharyo Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train designed for transit and commuter services in North America. The trains will reportedly be able to travel as fast as 90 mph. 

Contracts have been awarded to Nippon Sharyo U.S.A./Sumitomo Corp. of America for 32 railcars, configured as either two- or three-car DMU sets with the 760 hp (567 kW) rated engine installed underfloor in each railcar.  The three-car, three-engine configuration will total 2280 hp (1700 kW) output.

The QSK19-R is certified to meet the Tier 4 final emissions standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), taking effect Jan. 1, 2015. The underfloor QSK19-R is the latest generation of the 19-liter, six-cylinder engine manufactured at the Cummins Seymour (Ind.) Engine Plant.

The first Nippon Sharyo DMU is scheduled for delivery in 2014 for the air-rail link currently under construction from downtown Toronto to the Toronto Pearson International Airport, connecting the two transportation hubs in Canada with a fleet of 18 railcars to be operated by GO Transit. Another 14 railcars will be delivered to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) rail line, north of the San Francisco Bay, running on a new line currently under construction.