Tractive Power Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of industrial switching rail products and technology.
Tractive Power’s initial product is the ‘TP56’, an industrial locomotive for switching and moving rail cars within industrial facilities. It addresses the needs of the industrial user in many ways and boasts these advantages over RailCar Movers:
• Better, more robust performance;
• Lower maintenance costs and shorter waiting time for replacement parts;
• More tractive effort with less horsepower; and
• Better fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
Unlike our competitors, the TP56 is a switcher locomotive built with existing rail components – rather than agricultural or highway truck technologies. Tractive Power will work with you during the design phase of your TP56 o offer a custom tailored solution for your switching needs.
With three axles, and the use of “Steel on Steel”, the TP 56 offers greater adhesion than typical Rail Car Movers. The TP56 produces 56,000 lbs. of tractive effort with lower horsepower than a Railcar Mover. With customization, the tractive effort can be increased to 70,000 lbs. The TP56 uses existing and proven technologies and components, making it highly serviceable by any skilled locomotive mechanic.
Another important feature of the TP56 is that it is “jackable” allowing the unit to be serviced in the field or at the local shop. Other features include: