Genset locomotives for Africa

The Railserve Duel LEAF Gen-Set Locomotive with two Cummins gensets
The Railserve LEAF® Gen-Set Locomotive

The sustainable and cost-effective way to modernize Africa's railways

Modern Genset Technology

Created specifically for port, mining, industrial in-plant, and commercial yard shunting applications, the Railserve LEAF Gen-Set locomotive maximizes tractive effort while minimizing fuel costs and emissions using proven genset technology. The LEAF is also an efficient locomotive for short line and many line haul operations on the African continent.

Lower Emissions

Railserve LEAF® locomotives reduce NOx emissions and particulate matter by 84% and meets EPA emissions standards for Tier 3 or Tier 4 diesel engines. For every 50 gallons (189.3 liters) per day of diesel not burned, the LEAF reduces GHG by 400,000 lbs. (181,437 kg) per year.

Lower Fuel Usage

The Railserve LEAF® locomotives reduce fuel consumption 45–72% over a conventional locomotive.

Easy to Maintain

Railserve LEAF locomotives are built with readily available parts, making future maintenance easy, timely, and cost effective.

LEAF locomotives being unloaded in Gabone

Railserve LEAF® Locomotives being unloaded in Gabon

Multiple Models to Fit Your Locomotive Needs

The original Railserve LEAF is powered by a single Cummins QSX15-L3 600 hp genset.

The Dual LEAF has all of the proven features of the original LEAF, but with more pulling power. With two Cummins QSX15-L3 600 hp gensets, it can achieve higher speeds and provides built-in backup power.

LEAF models meet EPA emission standards for Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4  diesel engines.

Exceptional Value

The proven track record in numerous shunting operations makes the competitively-priced Railserve LEAF an exceptional value for the African market.

Trust a Railway Industry Leader

Railserve is a leading provider of in-plant rail shunting and associated services. We handle in-plant rail movement, car loading/unloading, track maintenance and other services for major rail shippers and receivers. We operate with our own locomotives and employees to improve safety and rail movement efficiency. Railserve works over 2 million hours annually.

Experience with Legendary Backing

Railserve has been in business for over 30 years. As a Marmon company, our business provides many rail related products and services. Marmon is owned by well-known US conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway (2017 revenue = $250 billion USD).

How can the Railserve LEAF help you?

Learn more about how a Railserve LEAF locomotive will increase efficiencies and reduce costs in your operation. Please contact Railserve today.

Made in the USA

The Railserve LEAF is manufactured by U.S. craftsmen at our locomotive shop in Longview, Texas, U.S.A.


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Real World Example

Fuel & Emissions

Railserve tracks fuel consumption of both their genset and conventional locomotives.

Efficient and Clean Performance

The Railserve LEAF® locomotive is designed to minimize fuel usage, reduce emissions, and exceed the performance of a conventional locomotive. Railserve LEAF locomotives have been in operation at Railserve sites since 2008.


We find the fuel consumption comparable operating demand to result in a 72.5% savings in fuel costs.


*Each shunting operation will have unique locomotive operating demands.

Average Fuel Consumption*

(liters /hour)


Average fuel consumption bar chart - 15.1 liters/hour for LEAF verses 54.9 liters/hour for conventional locomotive