With all-battery electric locomotive purchase, Newburgh & South Shore Railroad serves as OmniTRAX’s 'guinea pig' in green power initiative

The AMPS Traction GP9-based all-battery electric switching locomotive is a 250,000-pound, Federal Railroad Administration-compliant unit that runs on 1,700 gross horsepower with an 80,000-pound dispatch. AMPS Traction LLC

“It's no secret that our economy is looking to become more environmentally friendly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” says OmniTRAX's Dave Arganbright. “As a railroad and business partner with the customers and communities we're in, it's incumbent upon us to continue to seek these next-generation technologies."


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