Cummins-powered locomotive set for 2014 debut


File photo / Guests view the QSK95 diesel engine unveiled in 2011 by Cummins Inc. at its plant in Seymour.

Cummins Inc. is ramping up a test of its new 4,200-horsepower, low-emissions QSK95 diesel engine being built in Seymour.

The Columbus-based engine maker will place a QSK95 — also known as the Hedgehog — in a locomotive that will haul freight across the state on track owned by the Indiana Rail Road Co., it announced Monday at the Railway Interchange Show in Indianapolis.

The locomotive will begin commercial service by mid-2014 with the Indiana Rail Road Co., an independent rail line that controls 500 miles of track in Indiana, Cummins said.

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