Indonesian Railroad Buys EMD Locomotives

Builder’s photo of an EMD GT38AC.

Progress Rail will build 36 new locomotives for PT Kereta Indonesia at it Muncie, Indiana, assembly plant.

The order is for for EMD GT38AC freight locomotives that PT KAI’s will use for South Sumatra coal haulage operations.

PR KASI has had 50 other GT38AC locomotives operating in this service since 2011.

In a news release, Progress Rail said the EMD GT38AC model was designed specifically for Southeastern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa environments.

It features an 8-cylinder EMD 710 engine and durable AC traction, along with a cab and car body designed for improved visibility.

The locomotives are expected to be delivered in late 2021.

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