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3/29/2007



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National Railway Equipment obtains EPA certification for environmentally friendly switchers


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National Railway Equipment Co. (NREC) recently received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification of conformity for the N-ViroMotive “Gen-Set” locomotive. The environmental certification covers the four- and six-axle models of the three-engine, 2100-horsepower locomotives.

The switchers’ nitrous oxide (NOx) emission levels are “best in class worldwide” for original equipment manufacturers of freight locomotives, NREC officials said in a prepared statement, adding that the locomotives meet emission levels five to eight years ahead of anticipated EPA emissions regulations for new freight-haul locomotives.

N-ViroMotive locomotives are designed to reduce NOx emissions by 80 percent, and particulate matter emissions by 50 percent to 65 percent; and reduce fuel usage between 35 percent and 50 percent through improved tractive effort adhesion efficiency.


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