CSX has Introduces Low-Emission Locomotives

30 September 2010 Thursday, 17:03

CSX Corporation has introduced the first low-emission GenSet locomotive at Camden station in Baltimore, Maryland, in the US.

GenSet locomotives reduce nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions by about 80% and can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 25% through technologies that monitor engine idling and switch to sleep mode after a period of inactivity.

The company said the locomotive will be used at CSX’s Curtis Bay yard in Baltimore, significantly reducing nitrous oxide, particulate matter and CO2 emissions in the area.

The federal government provided 65% of the $1.4m needed to upgrade the locomotive through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant, while CSX contributed the remaining funds. The EPA said it will also provide a $975,000 grant for a second GenSet locomotive to be operated by CSX in the same area.

CSX has a transportation network that spans 21,000 miles with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia.

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