Emitec Lowers Locomotive Emissions

Emitec combines particulate matter filter and oxidation catalyst for rail Emitec, a metallic-substrate exhaust aftertreatment system developer, is introducing an aftertreatment system to meet EU Stage 3b emission levels in locomotives. Emitec has been working on a concept study for the rail industry for a while, said the company, and is offering its PM-Metalit filter […]

Saving Fuel Through Speed Control

GE Transportation Trip Optimizer for rail applications determines optimal speed GE Transportation has developed a technology, under the ecomagination umbrella, designed to reduce fuel consumption in locomotives by calculating the optimal locomotive speed. GE’s Trip Optimizer was found to save 12.5 million liters of fuel (a 7% average savings) in the first 8 million kilometers […]

Kansas City Southern Railroad employs ZTR Control Systems anti-idling devices on switch locomotives

Kansas City Southern Railroad employs ZTR Control Systems’ anti-idling devices on switch locomotives Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS) has been recognized for its efforts in reducing CO2 and NOx emissions, accomplished by installing anti-idling devices on five switch locomotives operating in the yards. The installation of the anti-idling devices was made possible through 75% funding […]

ES64U4 Eurosprinter locomotive recently received its temporary homologation for operation in Poland

Eurosprinter Locomotive On The Right Track In Poland The ES64U4 Eurosprinter locomotive recently received its temporary homologation for operation in Poland. The four-system locomotive now has to prove itself in daily service for a period of six months before receiving its full homologation from the Polish Ministry of Railways. The Polish state railway, Polskie Koleje […]

Repowered Locomotives Riding the Rails

Repowered Locomotives Riding the Rails Just over a year ago, Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. (EMD) introduced its 710ECO Repower technology aimed at economically updating older yard and road switchers into more environmentally friendly locomotives. The 710ECO Repower system is based on the proven EMD 710 engine family along with the EM2000 microprocessor based control system — […]

Bombardier And Trenitalia Sign Locomotive Contract

Bombardier And Trenitalia Sign Locomotive Contract Trenitalia (Italian Railways) awarded Bombardier Transportation a new order, valued at US$383 million to supply an additional 100 of its E464 electric locomotives. This order follows previous orders for a total of 638 of the E464 locomotives, 480 of which are already in commercial service. The contract includes an […]