Newburgh & South Shore Railroad (NSR), an affiliate of supply-chain and logistics solutions provider OmniTRAX, had deployed an all-battery electric locomotive to service its northern Ohio rail lines.
The new NSR Locomotive 1234, an AMPS Traction G9 and 250,000 lb. FRA compliant unit, will feature technologies to help reduce fuel consumption by half and NOx emissions and particulate matter by 77%.
"Electric locomotives play an important role in our industry and AMPS Traction's innovative technology is the perfect addition to our fleet," said OmniTRAX President and COO Sergio Sabatini. "We will continue to invest in technologies that help keep our communities clean and safe, and we are thankful to Governor DeWine and Ohio EPA for the grant program that has made this emission-saving equipment upgrade possible."
NSR was selected as a grantee from the $75 million Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund supervised by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to support the demonstrable improvement of air quality.