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GE Transportation

Production Test Shows GE Engine Meets Tier 4 Emissions Standards

General Electric Transportation says the first production test of its GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine shows that its newest engine meets the EPA’s Tier 4 locomotive emissions standards, which took effect on Jan. 1, meeting nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions reductions by at least 70 percent … Read more »

Railserve Locomotive Uses 50% Less Diesel

Fairmount Santrol has deployed a Railserve Leaf Gen-Set locomotive at its Roff, Oklahoma, resin-coating plants. The locomotive uses 50 percent less diesel fuel in less time to move six times the number of railcars around the two Roff property plants, while reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 84 percent and … Read more »

GE Tier 4 locomotive

GE’s Tier 4 Locomotive Cuts Emissions More than 70% Without Aftertreatment

GE Transportation says its next-generation freight locomotive meets the EPA’s stringent Tier 4 emission standards without requiring any type of aftertreatment — an industry first, according to the company. The Tier 4 emission standards, which take effect in 2015 and call for the single largest emission reduction in the tiered … Read more »

GE’s Tier 4 Locomotive Cuts Emissions ‘More than 70%’

GE Transportation has unveiled the prototype for its next-generation freight locomotive that it says will decrease emissions by more than 70 percent compared to 2005 engines and save railroad customers more than $1.5 billion in infrastructure and operational costs. GE expects that its latest Evolution Series Locomotive will be the … Read more »

Union Pacific Puts $20m Towards Reducing Diesel Emissions

Union Pacific Railroad is investing $20 million to test new technology designed to reduce diesel emissions from freight locomotives. A series of 25 experimental locomotives will be based in two Union Pacific rail yards in California as part of the test. The intermediate line-haul units have an operating range of … Read more »