TP56 Industrial Locomotive Tractive Power

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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:

  • For industrial use Blue Card inspections are not required.
  • The unit is “jackable” to allow for service on the trucks in the yard or shop.
  • Produces 56,000 lbs. of Tractive Effort and with customization this can be increased to 70,000 lbs.
  • Unit is designed using proven technology, so that it is easily serviceable by any skilled person with a general mechanic knowledge.
  • Designed using standard off the shelf parts that are readily available and do not require long lead time for ordering.
  • Unit can be transported by Truck if required.
  • Lower overall maintenance then standard rail car movers.
  • Air Brakes: Type 26 L
  • Height: 14’ – 2-3/4” ( 170.8” )
  • Length: 29’ – 10” ( 358” )
  • Length (between pulling faces): 33’ – 8” ( 404” )
  • Maximum Speed: 25 mph (40 km/hr)
  • Minimum Curve: 193-foot radius (30 degrees)
  • Nominal Weight: 160,000 lb ( 80 tons ) – TP-56 or 200,000 lb (100 tons) – TP-70
  • Tractive Effort Starting (35% adhesion): 56,000 lb or 70,000 lb
  • Width: 10” – 3” ( 123” )
  • Overview

    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:

  • Features
    • For industrial use Blue Card inspections are not required.
    • The unit is “jackable” to allow for service on the trucks in the yard or shop.
    • Produces 56,000 lbs. of Tractive Effort and with customization this can be increased to 70,000 lbs.
    • Unit is designed using proven technology, so that it is easily serviceable by any skilled person with a general mechanic knowledge.
    • Designed using standard off the shelf parts that are readily available and do not require long lead time for ordering.
    • Unit can be transported by Truck if required.
    • Lower overall maintenance then standard rail car movers.
  • Specs
    • Air Brakes: Type 26 L
    • Height: 14’ – 2-3/4” ( 170.8” )
    • Length: 29’ – 10” ( 358” )
    • Length (between pulling faces): 33’ – 8” ( 404” )
    • Maximum Speed: 25 mph (40 km/hr)
    • Minimum Curve: 193-foot radius (30 degrees)
    • Nominal Weight: 160,000 lb ( 80 tons ) – TP-56 or 200,000 lb (100 tons) – TP-70
    • Tractive Effort Starting (35% adhesion): 56,000 lb or 70,000 lb
    • Width: 10” – 3” ( 123” )

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