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UP to test RailPower Technologies' Green Goat in Chicago yard


On Jan. 17, RailPower Technologies Corp. announced it reached an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad to extend the demonstration trial of the Green Goat™ hybrid locomotive to June 30, 2003.

UP plans to test the locomotive at its Proviso switch yards in Chicago. Since March 2002, the railroad has been testing a Green Goat at its Roseville switch yards near Sacramento, Calif.

RailPower Technologies plans to add instruments to a Green Goat for the Chicago trial to confirm prior test data, which showed the locomotive offers a minimum of 30 percent fuel savings, and 80 percent to 90 percent reductions in NOx and particulate emissions compared with other locomotives, the company said in a prepared statement.

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