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CSXT to unveil GenSet at Chicago terminal


On Oct. 7, CSX Transportation plans to take the wraps off a GenSet locomotive at its 59th Street Terminal in Chicago as part of a 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leaders Partners meeting.

CSXT was the first railroad to join the EPA's Climate Leaders program and will become the first railroad in Illinois to use GenSet locomotives, the Class I said. CSXT plans to use five GenSets in various Illinois operations next year.

GenSets are designed to reduce nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions by 80 percent, and carbon dioxide emissions by 50 percent, and cut fuel usage compared with a conventional switcher.

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