MP&ES Introduces the Greenville Natural Gas Locomotive
04/22/2014

Greenville introduced the Greenvilleā„¢ locomotive, an ultraĀ­ā€low emissions Gen Set locomotive powered by a combination of natural gas and diesel fuels.

Online PR News – 22-April-2014 – South Carolina – Greenville, SC (April 21, 2014) ā€“ Motive Power & Equipment Solutions, Inc. (MP&ES), a leading provider of new and remanufactured locomotives, has introduced the Greenvilleā„¢ locomotive, an ultraĀ­ā€low emissions Gen Set locomotive powered by a combination of natural gas and diesel fuels.

ā€œNatural gas offers our customers an opportunity to greatly reduce their operating fuel costs while cutting emissions at the same time,ā€ said MP&ES CEO and President David Wilkerson. ā€œThe availability of low cost, US sourced natural gas provides an unprecedented opportunity for green locomotives. MP&ES has invested heavily in technology, research and staffing to be at the forefront of delivering highly affordable, natural gas powered locomotives for switcher and short line operations.ā€

MP&ES has been evaluating technology options and developing system designs for natural gas locomotives for more than two years. The company recognized the critical importance of providing a cost effective system that can meet the high reliability and durability requirements of the railroad industry. To deliver the best locomotives, an assessment was made of the full range of dual fuel and dedicated, 100% natural gas technologies. MP&ES, with its technology partner OptiFuel Systems, LLC, is now conducting final power system testing and calibration along with full emissions certification...

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