MP8AC (R156) Switchers and Special Purpose Locomotives

Wabtec Co Switchers and Special Purpose Locomotives
Wabtec Co Switchers and Special Purpose Locomotives
Wabtec Corp Switchers and Special Purpose Locomotives

This MP8AC work locomotive was custom designed to meet unique requirements such as subway tunnel clearances, curving and weight limitations of elevated tracks typically seen in the New York City subway system. The MP8AC allows crews to perform maintenance, capital construction and repair of existing subway infrastructure. The MP8AC boasts enhanced crew comfort and safety features, improved reliability and maintainability, and produces lower exhaust-level emissions than the older work equipment.
 
The locomotives offer significant technological improvements, including AC propulsion, higher-horsepower, improved fuel efficiency, advanced emissions reduction technology, microprocessor controls, and enhanced reliability—the MP8AC can be equipped with MPI’s Central Diagnostic System (CDS).