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CSXT introduces GenSet switchers at Indiana yard

Yesterday, CSX Transportation unveiled two ultra-low-emission GenSet locomotives at Avon Yard near Indianapolis.

CSXT is the first railroad in Indiana to use GenSets, according to the Class I. The locomotives can reduce nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions by 80 percent, and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 50 percent compared with a conventional switcher. In addition, the GenSets are quieter than other locomotives and can switch to a “sleep” mode after a period of inactivity, CSXT said.

National Railroad Equipment Co. has retrofitted the Class I’s entire GenSet fleet, including the two Avon Yard locomotives. The retrofits were jointly funded by the Class I and Federal Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program. The town of Avon also applied for state funding on CSXT’s behalf.

By year’s end, the Class I expects to upgrade 1,200 locomotives to reduce emissions and cut fuel consumption by nearly 10 million gallons.

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