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Rail Expertise

Kato Engineering locomotive traction alternators are designed for new or rebuilt locomotives used in switchyard, rail grinding, and short road-haul applications.  Our qualified engineering teams have extensive experience in designing robust and efficient alternators specifically for rail.  Kato locomotive alternators are usually placed in one of two configurations:

  • Two alternators per engine where the primary alternator is driven from the main output shaft of the engine and the dual auxiliary alternator is driven from the PTO of the front of the engine
  • One combined alternator with a primary traction alternator and a companion alternator driven from the same shaft off the primary output of the engine. 

Units with this design are ideal for locomotives where space and weight are of primary concern.

Rugged construction and superior insulation ensure our generators can handle bumpy, grimy conditions as well as the thermal cycling caused by the constant acceleration and deceleration locomotives must endure.


HP Capabilities 1500 - 4000 HP
VDC Range 700 - 1250 VDC
ADC Range Up to 4800 ADC

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