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RP Series locomotives are built on existing customer platforms or on Railpower-designed platforms. For existing customer platforms, Railpower offers AAR S-580 Crashworthy upgrades for most GE and EMD models. Railpower also offers its own AAR S-580 platform, available in 4 and 6 axle configurations.


Railpower’s locomotives feature rehabilitated or new Operator Cabs. New Operator Cabs are available in short nose or standard configurations, both complying with AAR S-580 requirements.


Railpower’s baseline design features Deutz engines available in Tier 3 and Tier 4 configurations. Railpower is also able to provide a Tier 3 or Tier 4 Cummins engine at customer request.


RP Series locomotives integrate with most third party devices; including, but not limited to:

  • PTC
  • RCL
  • GPS
  • Data logging systems
  • Fuel monitoring


Railpower’s locomotives can be manufactured by Railpower or shipped as modular kits to be assembled by Railpower customers. Railpower customers that assemble their own RP Series locomotives benefit from increased labor for their workforce and improved locomotive knowledge prior to the locomotive being put into revenue service.