EMD 710 Locomotive Engine

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Product Overview


With deliveries to over 75 countries, we have designed and produced more than 75,000 EMD diesel engines — exceeding any other locomotive manufacturer, to create the largest installed fleet worldwide. Our two cycle, medium speed engines are available for marine, drilling, power generation and locomotive applications. The EMD 710 Series engine is available in 8-, 12-, 16-, and 20-cylinder configurations with continuous power ratings from 2,000 to 5,000 horsepower. Leveraging our engineering expertise and continuous investments, we have enhanced the EMD 710 engine with advanced technologies for new and existing locomotives.  We are recognized worldwide for setting rail industry standards for performance and reliability, and delivering optimized efficiency for our customers. We apply the same exceptional design process to our engines for marine, drilling or power generation usage. 


Engine Performance


Fuel Consumption




  • Superior reliability means the 710 engine can operate more than three years without experiencing a road failure, setting the bar for the rail industry
  • Lightweight medium-speed engine
  • Custom design and integration for optimized performance across a wide range of operating environments
  • Inherently emissions friendly and fuel efficient
  • Ease of maintenance and lower overhaul costs
  • Low lube oil consumption and oil changes based on scheduled sampling
  • Quickly reaches full power providing superior adhesion control during wheel slip events for AC freight locomotives
  • Robust, service-proven design with unmatched durability
  • Largest installed fleet and common parts provide reduced material, labor, tooling and training costs
  • New EMD engine technologies can be retrofit on existing models to


EMD 710 Series Engine Specifications






A Proud Legacy


The 710 Series Engine is based on highly successful EMD 567 and EMD 645 two-stroke engines, with continuous improvements for enhanced performance and the lowest life cycle cost.


546 Series   645 Series   710 series
1939   1965   1985
32,000 Produced   29,000 Produced   12,000+ Produced