Republic Locomotive has set the standard for both innovation and quality in new, rebuilt, and remanufactured locomotives for over 35 years.
Republic Locomotive began business in 1980 in Greenville, South Carolina, as a locomotive rebuilder. Since that time, Republic Locomotive has rebuilt virtually every type of locomotive from the smallest yard switchers to the largest road locomotives including industrial switchers, Class 1 switchers and road units, commuter locomotives, and branch line units. The company also offers field service and repairs, and contract maintenance. Consulting services, engineering studies, and operator training are also available.
Beginning in1990, Republic Locomotive began building new locomotives as well, culminating in the RX500 AC traction powered industrial switch engine.
The manufacturing plant consists of approximately 30,000 square feet situated on 10 acres with six tracks under roof as well as outside storage tracks. The facilities include heavy overhead cranes, metal fabricating equipment, a machine shop, a modern paint booth, and offices.