McHugh Locomotive & Equipment is the reliable and knowledgeable industry source that any: heritage railroad, non-profit railway organization or museum, amusement park rail operation, and private collectors, can count on for assistance with 3 foot narrow gauge non-steam powered locomotives.
We provide complete restorations to the various manufacture’s vintage 36″ gauge locomotive powered by gasoline or diesel engines, with electric traction or mechanical drive systems. We also offer on-site services for emergency and general repairs, at your location if required.
Our company will provide you with a detailed work scope and a payment contract that will uniquely fit each customer’s very different budgetary requirements for any type of project. This allows us to preform a restoration of your vintage diesel locomotive, over a specified period of time that will fit your needs of the units returning to service.
The McHugh 36″ track gauge 40 / 50 ton diesel electric locomotive will meet the various requirements of traveling over lite rail systems, or provide motive power for heavy tonnage trains up steep mountain grades with sharp curves.
Our locomotive on tangent level track can obtain a maximum speed of 20 MPH. The units have full width cabs that provide ample space for a crew of three people to be seated during its operation
The locomotive has one Cummins 855 diesel engine rated at 335hp that is connected to a GE 558 main generator that provides electrical power for the traction travel circuit. The locomotive has two truck assemblies that have one drive axle with a reduction gear box connected to a traction motor and one idler axle. This locomotive has side-rods that connect from the drive axle to the idler axle providing power to the all axles. This method to propel the four axle sets is much easier to maintain that the chain drive system that is offered on other type 36″ diesel locomotives.
Another advantage of our locomotive is that it is environmental friendly due to no chains being required to connect the drive axle and idler axles. Those chains are lubricated by oil that eventually drip and leak, onto the railroad track. A mechanical advantage of our side-rod locomotive is that you also resolve the issue of the chain loosing and the constant maintenance required to keep the chain properly adjusted. These issues and many others, are eliminated with the McHugh 36″ track gauge diesel electric locomotive.
If you are in the market for a dependable and reliable, diesel electric locomotive that you can count on, be sure to contact us. We will discuss your operation and locomotive requirements, with your staff, so we can supply a product that will provide you a motive power solution.