NOPB Adds 8 Lower-Emission Locomotives

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NOPB Adds 8 Lower-Emission Locomotives


The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) upgraded its locomotive fleet with the arrival of eight rebuilt units in an effort to replace aging equipment, improve efficiency and lower overall emissions. Recognizable by their bright blue color, the new locomotives aim to provide reliable service and support the Class III railroad’s commitment to integrating more sustainable business and operational practices.

The new EPA-classified Tier One locomotives aim to allow NOPB to reduce its fleet size by 46%, from 15 units to eight. Fuel consumption will be reduced by 25%, and emission reductions include a 40% reduction in NOx (oxides of nitrogen), which damages the ozone layer and creates smog, along with a 50% reduction in PM (particulate matter).
 




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