Tier 4 locos with MTU

MTU will deliver Series 4000 and Series 2000 engines to Knoxville Locomotive Works.

Kiwis from China

Powered by MTU engines from Germany, KiwiRail's chinese DL-Class locomotives haul freight trains weighing thousand of tons

Queen takes a train ride with MTU

The brand new train of British railway company Great Western Railways wears noble dark green livery and carries a royal title: Queen Elizabeth II.

A great fit

A diesel engine, an electric motor and the newly developed EnergyPack battery system – three components making one unique product.

Destination Gotthard

Railcars from Harsco Rail, powered by MTU PowerPacks, will play a key part in maintaining the world's longest railway tunnel.


MTU rail engines operate worldwide. Click on this interactive map and find out where these engines operate.  

Diesel goes electric

MTU has performed its own tests on a hybrid train on the Stauden railway line in Germany.

On the Swabian Railway

MTU-powered trains carry not only locals but large numbers of tourists through the Südbahn railway line from Ulm to Friedrichshafen - a popular holiday region.

Baltic revival

Lithuanian Railways overhauls freight locomotives using MTU reman engines.

Mountain labor

By ensuring that the alpine routes remain open and safe all year round, high-performance maintenance locomotives form the backbone.

Second major engine remanufacturing

The first engine to be returned to operator Virgin Trains following a second major remanufacturing at MTU Reman Technologies in Magdeburg.

An uphill task

MTU repowered the Alstom diesel-electric Type AD16 locomotive, which transports passengers and various other things in Madagascar

Carrying the hopes of a nation

Chinese locomotives are set to reshape freight traffic in South Africa and put the nation on track for economic growth. They are driven by MTU engines.

Mastering the Alpine passes

Rhaetian Railway's new multi-purpose utility locomotive is completing its commissioning trials in the Swiss Alps with a MTU engine.

'Railcars are the trend'

Blog post from applications technology team leader Harald Gottschalch about events at Innotrans.

A view of the MTU booth

MTU showcases an engine from bygone days, and next to it, its current rail portfolio.

Trade Show Highlights

MTU engines are not only showcased at the MTU booth, but can be seen in many of the locomotives and railcars in the outdoor display. 

Innotrans here at last!

Countdown to Innotrans - blog post from MTU applications technician Ulrich Tröstler.   

90 years as a systems partner

In 1924, Karl Maybach laid the  foundation for the MTU rail-drive brand, putting the company on track for success.


What does the future hold for automatic start/stop technology, bi-fuel and gas engines and hybrid drive systems? A look into the future in the rail sector.

Trans-Cendent Express

For its new marshalling locomotive, American rail vehicle builder Knoxville Locomotive has switched to a single high-speed MTU unit.

Lifelong service

MTU supplies 250 Powerpacks for new railcars in the British Intercity Express program. Maintenance contract covers next 27.5 years.

Quiet success

MTU´s Hybrid-Powerpack enables railcars to operate almost silently on non-electrified routes and to do it on 25% less fuel.

King of the hill

Up to 4,000 wagons are shunted around every day at Europe´s biggest marshalling yard. Without reliable freight locomotives, everything would come to a standstill.