Canadian 'Green' Locomotive Heads for California

RailPower gets contract to for pair of hybrid-powered yard locomotives

Published: 24-Mar-2004

VANCOUVER, BC - 03/24/04 - RailPower Technologies Corp. has been contracted to supply a pair of hybrid-powered yard locomotives for use by as-yet-unnamed rail carriers in Southern California.

The sale by the British Columbia-based company - which manufactures "Green Goat" and a "Green Kid" hybrid yard locomotives - was approved for funding under the Carl Moyer emissions reduction technology program, which is administered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

The SCAQMD monitors air quality for the region encompassing most of Southern California.

The locomotives cut smog-precursor oxides of nitrogen NOx and particulates 80-90% and greenhouse gases 50-80%, when compared to conventional yard locomotives.

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