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Locomotive HVAC and Air Conditioners

Rugged and reliable, our high-performance locomotive HVAC/air conditioners deliver maximum crew comfort while withstanding even the most extreme rail conditions. Whether you need a rooftop, walkway, or under-floor unit, our cab models are specifically designed for long-lasting performance. We also offer custom-designed solutions made to your specifications.

At Motive Equipment, we build reliability into every locomotive HVAC and air conditioner we manufacture.

  • ME7000 Locomotive HVAC

    Our ME7000 side-mounted HVAC is designed for the most demanding railroad conditions.

    • 30,000 BTUH cooling capacity in 2 stages
    • 11.25 KW heating capacity in 3 stages
    • 2-stage blower only operation
    • high-performance blower
    • state-of-the-art electronic components
    • internal thermostat keeps cab temperatures in the comfort zone
    • hermetically sealed, scroll compressor

  • ME7070 Locomotive Air Conditioner and HVAC

    An underfloor-mounted unit that delivers reliable performance with minimal maintenance.

    • 30,000 BTUH cooling capacity in 2 stages
    • 11.25 KW heating capacity in 3 stages
    • 2-stage blower only operation
    • high-performance blower
    • state-of-the-art electronic components
    • internal thermostat keeps cab temperatures in the comfort zone
    • hermetically sealed, scroll compressor
    • built-in overload protection and safety controls

  • ME7410 Underfloor Air Conditioner

    Designed especially for underfloor use on locomotives with head-end power.

    • 28,000 BTUH cooling capacity in 2 stages
    • 11.00 KW heating capacity in 3 stages
    • 2-stage blower only operation
    • high-performance blower
    • internal thermostat keeps cab temperatures in the comfort zone
    • scroll compressor
    • built-in overload protection and safety controls

  • ME7200 Locomotive Air Conditioning

    Sturdy, rooftop air conditioners with full 30,000 BTUH cooling.

    • 74 volt DC powered internal inverter driven
    • hermetically sealed, scroll compressor
    • 4 air discharge openings with adjustable louvered grills
    • 2 stage cooling operation
    • 3 stage blower only operation

  • ME7030 Mounted Locomotive HVAC

    Walkway-mounted HVAC delivers comfort without fail.

    • internal inverter driven
    • hermetic scroll compressor
    • AC blower and fan motors
    • built-in “soft start” reduces stress on compressor, motors, electronic circuitry
    • internal thermostat keeps cab temperatures in the comfort zone
    • built-in overload protection and safety controls

  • ME7221 Custom locomotive air conditioner

    Unique solutions to meet diverse industry needs.

    • cooling only units
    • heating and cooling units
    • 74V DC inverter-driven units
    • 230V and 460V AC 3-phase units
    • 120V AC single-phase units
    • 575V units
    • roof mounts
    • walkway mounts
    • special cabinet configurations

  • ME7500 RV Style Cab Air Conditioner

    The ME7500 is the only RV style cab air conditioner designed and built to survive the rugged railroad environment.

     

    • Low profile
    • Fully sealed motors and rotary compressor provide long life expectancy.
    • Two fan speeds
    • Inverter powered 
    • Control panel features
    • Optional heating system
    • Internal thermostat control 

     


  • Our ME7000 side-mounted HVAC is designed for the most demanding railroad conditions.

    ME7000 Locomotive HVAC
    • 30,000 BTUH cooling capacity in 2 stages
    • 11.25 KW heating capacity in 3 stages
    • 2-stage blower only operation
    • high-performance blower
    • state-of-the-art electronic components
    • internal thermostat keeps cab temperatures in the comfort zone
    • hermetically sealed, scroll compressor
  • An underfloor-mounted unit that delivers reliable performance with minimal maintenance.

    ME7070 Locomotive Air Conditioner and HVAC
    • 30,000 BTUH cooling capacity in 2 stages
    • 11.25 KW heating capacity in 3 stages
    • 2-stage blower only operation
    • high-performance blower
    • state-of-the-art electronic components
    • internal thermostat keeps cab temperatures in the comfort zone
    • hermetically sealed, scroll compressor
    • built-in overload protection and safety controls
  • Designed especially for underfloor use on locomotives with head-end power.

    ME7410 Underfloor Air Conditioner
    • 28,000 BTUH cooling capacity in 2 stages
    • 11.00 KW heating capacity in 3 stages
    • 2-stage blower only operation
    • high-performance blower
    • internal thermostat keeps cab temperatures in the comfort zone
    • scroll compressor
    • built-in overload protection and safety controls
  • Sturdy, rooftop air conditioners with full 30,000 BTUH cooling.

    ME7200 Locomotive Air Conditioning
    • 74 volt DC powered internal inverter driven
    • hermetically sealed, scroll compressor
    • 4 air discharge openings with adjustable louvered grills
    • 2 stage cooling operation
    • 3 stage blower only operation
  • Walkway-mounted HVAC delivers comfort without fail.

    ME7030 Mounted Locomotive HVAC
    • internal inverter driven
    • hermetic scroll compressor
    • AC blower and fan motors
    • built-in “soft start” reduces stress on compressor, motors, electronic circuitry
    • internal thermostat keeps cab temperatures in the comfort zone
    • built-in overload protection and safety controls
  • Unique solutions to meet diverse industry needs.

    ME7221 Custom locomotive air conditioner
    • cooling only units
    • heating and cooling units
    • 74V DC inverter-driven units
    • 230V and 460V AC 3-phase units
    • 120V AC single-phase units
    • 575V units
    • roof mounts
    • walkway mounts
    • special cabinet configurations
  • Easy-mount inverter, 74V DC to 120V AC Single Phase 7 Amps, with or without cover.

    ME408 Locomotive power supply
    • state-of-the-art electronic components ensure reliability
    • terminal board cover protects electrical connections
    • electronic current limiting
    • reverse voltage protection
  • A powerful inverter, 74V DC to 120V AC Single Phase 50 Amps.

    ME4450 Locomotive power inverter
    • 2 separate 25 amp circuits
    • microprocessor-based diagnostics for monitoring and continuous, uninterrupted output
    • onboard status indicator lights
    • thermostatically controlled forced air cooling
    • momentary overload protection
  • High-quality inverter, 74V DC to 120V AC Single Phase 25 Amps.

    ME4520 locomotive power supplies
    • microprocessor-based diagnostics for monitoring and continuous, uninterrupted output
    • onboard status indicator lights
    • thermostatically controlled forced air cooling
    • momentary overload protection
  • 74V DC to 24V DC 50 Amps power converter.

    ME420 Locomotive power inverter
  • 15-gallon retention toilets.

    ME200 Locomotive toilet
    • 15-gallon capacity
    • durable, stainless-steel tub and top cover
    • hand-operated diaphram pump for flushing with easy-to-use handle near front
    • top cover 4 toggle clamps attached with 2 side handles provide for ease of maintenance and service
    • high-impact, easy-to-clean, all-plastic seat for extended service life
    • filter screen prevents the recirculation of solids through pump
    • includes seal for use with standard closet flange
  • Wall-to-wall 18-gallon retention toilets.

    ME211 Wall to wall locomotive toilet
    • 18-gallon capacity
    • durable, stainless-steel tub and top cover
    • manually operated
    • high-impact, easy-to-clean, all-plastic seat for extended service life
    • filter screen prevents the recirculation of solids through pump
    • includes floor seal for use with standard closet flange
    • external ventilation fitting on top cover
  • Narrow-profile retention toilets, either side or bottom discharge.

    ME219 Locomotive toilets
    • durable, stainless-steel tub and top cover
    • hand-operated diaphragm pump for flushing
    • high-impact, easy-to-clean, all-plastic seat for extended service life
    • filter screen prevents the recirculation of solids through pump
  • Toilet drain valves.

    ME502 locomotive toilet drains
    • corrosion-proof slide valve made of heavy-duty plastic
    • hard chrome-plated coupling for years of wear-free service
    • operation handle with spring-loaded retainer prevents opening by accident or from vibrations
    • 10-gage steel housing
    • stainless steel or high-alloy steel hardware
  • Dependable ventilators for locomotive toilet rooms and toilets.

    ME814 Locomotive toilet ventilation
    • easy install
    • maintenance-free brushless motor
    • connects to local 74V DC wiring
    • fan can exhaust air into airbrake compartment or other designated area
  • Standard strip heaters. Choose 1320 total watt capacity or 1500 total watt capacity.

    ME600 Locomotive heater
    • dual heat settings for added control
    • chrome steel sheath with reliable, baked refractory heater element
    • durable stainless-steel cover
    • aluminized steel base
  • Freestanding engineer’s heaters in a range of wattage outputs.

    ME605 Cab heater
    • exclusive double hairpin heater element with one-third more surface area for lower watt densities, lower surface temperatures, longer heater element life
    • heavy-duty DC-rated Electroswitches
    • no voltage-dropping resistors
    • “low-heat” setting prolongs element life
    • over-temperature switches prevent overheating
    • field-proven blower and motor for long, trouble-free performance
  • Flush-mounted helper’s side heaters in a range of wattage outputs.

    locomotive helper heaters
    • exclusive double hairpin heater element with one-third more surface area for lower watt densities, lower surface temperatures, longer heater element life
    • heavy-duty DC-rated Electroswitches
    • no voltage-dropping resistors
    • “low-heat” setting prolongs element life
    • over-temperature switches prevent overheating
    • field-proven blower and motor for long, trouble-free performance
  • Freestanding engineer’s heaters with strip heater controls.

    ME616 Freestanding engineer heater
    • strip heater control switch and all-circuit breakers.
    • exclusive double hairpin heater element with one-third more surface area for lower watt densities, lower surface temperatures, longer heater element life.
    • heavy-duty DC-rated Electroswitches.
    • no voltage-dropping resistors.
    • “low-heat” setting prolongs element life.
    • over-temperature switches prevent overheating.
    • field-proven blower and motor for long, trouble-free performance.
  • Flush-mount helper’s side heaters with strip heater control.

    ME617 Flush mount locomotive cab heater
    • strip heater control switch and all-circuit breakers.
    • exclusive double hairpin heater element with one-third more surface area for lower watt densities, lower surface temperatures, longer heater element life.
    • heavy-duty DC-rated Electroswitches.
    • no voltage-dropping resistors.
    • “low-heat” setting prolongs element life.
    • over-temperature switches prevent overheating.
    • field-proven blower and motor for long, trouble-free performance.
  • Higher-watt density custom strip heaters.

    ME625 Cab strip heater
    • ventilated bases.
    • finned heater elements.
    • dual heat settings on some models.
  • Custom strip heaters for inaccessible locations.

    ME634 Custom strip heaters
  • Versatile-mount custom strip heaters.

    ME650 Locomotive strip heater
    • dual heat settings on some models.
  • Strip heater control switch.

    ME609 Locomotive heater control
    • 3-position rotary switch with plate indicating “off,” “low,” and “high.”
    • requires 30-amp breaker protection.
  • 1½ cu. ft. refrigerator with hermetically sealed compressor.

    locomotive refrigerator
    • stainless-steel cooling compartment and two FDA vinyl-coated shelves for easy cleaning
    • rounded corners and edges
    • hermetically sealed compressor delivers reliable performance and is impervious to vibrations and shock
    • no internal springs to hamper performance
    • uses R-134a refrigerant for assured cooling
    • oversized, internally mounted inverter provides 120V AC power to compressor and cooling fan motor
    • left-to-right airflow direction
    • field-reversible door or factory ordered for left or right-hand open
  • 2½ cu. ft. refrigerator with hermetically sealed compressor.

    locomotive cab refrigerator
    • stainless-steel cooling compartment with 2 FDA vinyl-coated shelves for easy cleaning
    • rounded corners and edges
    • hermetically sealed compressor delivers reliable performance and is impervious to vibrations and shock
    • no internal springs to hamper performance
    • uses R-134a refrigerant for assured cooling
    • oversized, internally mounted inverter provides 120V AC power to compressor and cooling fan motor
    • left-to-right airflow direction
    • field-reversible door or factory ordered for left or right-hand open
  • 1¼ cu. ft. low-profile refrigerator with hermetically sealed compressor.

    low profile cab refrigerator
    • stainless-steel cooling compartment and FDA vinyl-coated shelf for easy cleaning
    • rounded corners and edges
    • hermetically sealed compressor delivers reliable performance and is impervious to vibrations and shock
    • no internal springs to hamper performance
    • uses R-134a refrigerant for assured cooling
    • oversized, internally mounted inverter provides 120V AC power to compressor and cooling fan motor
    • left-to-right airflow direction
    • field-reversible door or factory ordered for left or right-hand open
  • Individual cab fans.

    individual locomotive cab fans
    • heavy-duty, rugged construction designed to withstand railroad environment
    • mounts in any position
    • offers multidirectional airflow adjustments
    • adaptable to switcher or road units
    • available in single or two speeds
    • 74V DC operation
  • Brushless cab fans.

    locomotive brushless cab fan
    • brushless design keeps it quiet, cool
    • mounts in any position
    • offers multidirectional airflow adjustments
    • adaptable to switcher or road units
    • available in single or two speeds
    • 74V DC operation
  • Panel-mounted cab fans.

    locomotive panel mounted cab fans
    • adjustable speed for controlled comfort
    • brushless motor keeps it quiet, cool
    • 74V DC operation
  • Smoked acrylic, transparent visors.

    locomotive visors
    • transparent, smoked acrylic blade
    • base is interchangeable with other existing visor mountings
  • Heavy gauge steel toolboxes and tool holders.

    locomotive storage
    • heavy gauge steel stands up to rigorous use
    • reliable latching mechanism keeps toolbox secure and doors tightly shut
    • well-organized storage features lets you check equipment at a glance while keeping items free of grease and dirt
  • Dependable exhaust stack covers.

    locomotive turbo stack
    • constructed with heavy-gage stainless steel
    • equipped with proper mounting hardware
  • Practical and convenient conductor’s desk.

    conductor desk
    • durable, high-impact plastic work surface
    • steel support frame
    • “stay put” locking mechanism
    • wall-mounted on conductor’s side
    • easily installs on any wall
  • Radio/EOTD receiver enclosure.

    locomotive radio receiver enclosure
    • easily mounts to control stand
    • rear-door installation equipped with tamper-proof fasteners or screws
    • stackable for multiple unit use
    • captive door screws; no more lost screws
    • rear opening for secondary handset
    • louvered rear panel provides ventilation keeps equipment cool
  • A wide variety of styles for efficient organization.

    locomotive card holders
    • lightweight, yet sturdy plastic is durable and wipes clean
    • neatly organizes documents and holds paperwork
    • variety of styles to choose from, or request a custom design
  • The ME7500 is the only RV style cab air conditioner designed and built to survive the rugged railroad environment.

    ME7500 RV Style Cab Air Conditioner

     

    • Low profile
    • Fully sealed motors and rotary compressor provide long life expectancy.
    • Two fan speeds
    • Inverter powered 
    • Control panel features
    • Optional heating system
    • Internal thermostat control 

     

  • Brushless cab fan.

    brushless cab fan

    • Brushless design keeps it quiet.
    • Heavy duty, rugged construction designed to withstand railroad environment.
    • Adaptable to switcher or road units.
    • Runs cool and clean.
    • Mounts in any position.
    • Offers multidirectional airflow.
    • Available in singles or two speeds.