Wednesday, May 11, 2011

M&ET gets R.J. Corman Railpower GenSet

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R.J. Corman Railpower has begun delivery of five RP20BD GenSet locomotives to short line Modesto & Empire Traction Company. Funded through California’s Carl Moyer Program dollars distributed by the San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Management District, these five locomotives “will immediately assist M&ET’s growing business by providing eco-friendly switching functions and unrivaled reliability and performance,” says R.J. Corman Railpower Vice President Dave Malay.

 

M&ET currently operates seven Railpower GenSets, achieving reductions in diesel fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions of up to 45% and nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates by 80%-90% per locomotive, according to Malay. “Since the beginning of the M&ET-Railpower relationship, both groups have worked hard in partnership to develop customer-friendly options for the GenSet locomotives,” he says. “M&ET is truly a pioneer in the green locomotive movement, as well as a respected contributor toward the evolution of the RP Series GenSets. We are excited to continue our partnershipwith the delivery of this order,”

R.J. Corman Railpower will deliver the remaining four RP20BDs later this year, providing on-site training, remote diagnostics, and field support.