Schalke Locomotives GmbH

Schalke Locomotives develops, manufactures and supplies its locomotives to locations throughout the world. We are specialists in catenary wire and battery powered locomotives for urban transport systems, industry and mining.

Schalke Locomotives GmbH

Whether above ground or underground, in mines or major cities, Schalke is consistently expanding its range of locomotive products. This includes multi-purpose service locomotives for industrial and urban rail transport systems, rail grinding machines and platform vehicles.

Schalke Locomotives develops, manufactures and supplies its locomotives to locations throughout the world. They are tailor-made to handle widely varying customer requirements and equipped with highly practical innovations – such as exchangeable Powerpacks. If the need arises, any Modu-Trac locomotive can be simply converted from diesel to battery operation in less than one hour and also to other traction technologies in future as well, due to its modular design.

The company Schalke was established in 1872 producing coke oven machinery and metal castings as well as spare parts for the growing mining industry. In the 1930s the first locomotives were manufactured and in 1954 the first dual-mode locomotives powered by catenary and batteries laid the foundation for Schalke's innovative drive systems. In the last decades Schalke provided many mining locomotives to the biggest mines in the world including LKAB in Sweden, Codelco in Chile and Freeport in Indonesia. Using the innovative drive systems proven in mining Schalke also manufactured special purpose and service locomotives for urban transport systems like Wiener Linien in Vienna, the GMF 4/4 II for Rhaetian Railway and rail grinding machines for Metro Sao Paulo. After being acquired by the Canadian mining experts from Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc. (NMT) in 2018 the name changed to "Schalke Locomotives GmbH" and Schalke will continue producing locomotives for the mentioned sectors with the ability to now offer turnkey rail haulage solutions for automated mining.

Our services:

  • Development and manufacturing of tailor-made locomotives for industry, urban transport systems and mining
  • Innovative modular power supply, easy to adapt to new technologies
  • After-Sales-Service
  • Turnkey solutions for fully automated rail haulage in mining
200 +

locomotives sold

150 +

years of experience

15 +


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Call us: +49 (0)209 519 579 – 0
Email us: [email protected]
  • Daimlerstraße 8
  • 45891 Gelsenkirchen
  • Germany

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