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Amtrak to analyze RailPower's Green Goat in D.C. yard

Today, RailPower Technologies Corp. announced that Amtrak will test a Green Goat® hybrid switcher locomotive for 60 days in a Washington, D.C., yard.

The agreement marks the first time the Green Goat will be used in yard switching operations for a passenger railroad, RailPower officials said in a prepared statement.

Featuring 130-horsepower diesel generators and long-life recyclable batteries, 2,000-horsepower Green Goats are designed to reduce NOx and other emissions 50 percent to 80 percent, and fuel use about 50 percent compared with a conventional switcher.

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