PeruRail has ordered four diesel locomotives to haul passenger services on the Cusco - Machu Picchu line (Photo: PeruRail).

PERU: PeruRail has ordered four M629 diesel locomotives from Sygnet Rail Technologies to haul passenger services on the 914 mm gauge line from Cusco to Machu Picchu.

The 1 800 hp locomotives will incorporate the Sygnet Power Module, a self-contained unit developed by the US company. This contains a Cummins QSK diesel engine along with the alternator, rheostatic braking, cooling and control systems.

‘These locomotives will provide PeruRail with excellent performance and an unparalleled level of reliability’, said Sygnet President & CEO David Swanson on June 22. ‘In addition, they comply with the Kyoto Protocol, making them some of the cleanest-emissions locomotives ever delivered to Latin America.’