Siemens Mobility has released its first consolidated online catalog of railcar and locomotive components for rolling stock manufacturers, OEMs and operators, as well as the first of a four-part “docuseries” showcasing the “importance of American rail investment.”
Dubbed MoComp, the catalog includes the complete range of Siemens electrical and mechanical components—from pantographs and propulsion systems to trucks, brakes and onboard power supplies—for maintaining light rail vehicles and trams; metro systems and APMs (automated people movers); commuter, regional and high-speed rail trains; and locomotives.
“Our many years of experience with trains and locomotives gives us the ability to offer the rail industry a comprehensive portfolio of components and systems,” said Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility. “This portfolio is specifically developed for the needs of the industry from the perspective of a vehicle manufacturer. MoComp will provide rolling stock producers, OEMs and operators the opportunity to conveniently acquire individual components and entire systems that will help them optimize and improve the performance of their rail vehicles.”
The Siemens video series features Keith Lyons, founder of The Lyons Company, a Siemens Mobility supplier based in Louisville, Ky., and U.S. Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.). Each of the four parts, Siemens said, “highlights the untapped potential for rail in the United States,” noting that “40 out of the largest 100 cities in America do not have passenger rail networks; for every $1 billion spent on rail, 24,000 American jobs are created; hydrogen technology could decarbonize 99% of U.S. rail; [and] rail plays an important role in connecting people with economic possibilities.”
The first video, which is about one minute long, was released March 25 (watch below). It covers “Investing in Rail for Renewed Progress and Prosperity.” Siemens will issue “A Digital Transformation in Rail is Under Way” on April 1; “Rail Industry Grows in the Bluegrass State and Beyond” on April 8; and “Rail Manufacturing Brings Opportunities at all Skill Levels” on April 12.
“For more than 150 years, trains have been the connective tissue between America’s history and America’s future,” Siemens Mobility North America CEO Marc Buncher said. “Now more than ever before, we must invest in sustainable transportation that will create jobs, provide a path for further economic recovery, and ensure our country develops a seamless transportation network connecting suburbs and cities. We have more than 2,000 suppliers representing 250,000 jobs, and this could double in size if we invested in our future. High speed rail would create a boon for the economy.”