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CSX Transportation, New York State officials and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined together today to unveil the second GenSet low-emissions locamotive in Selkirk, New York. The locomotive was funded partially by the EPA and CSX, and will be used at Selkirk yard helping to reduce harmful emissions in the area. The GenSet locomotive runs with three small engines — as opposed to one large engine that most locomotives use — which can be turned on and off as needed. It is capable of reducing nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions by approximately 80 percent, and can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent.

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  1. caeman June 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Good PR for CSX.

    The key phrases to note, though, are regarding reduced diesel costs. For you and I in a car, the changes in diesel prices may comes to hundreds in a year. To CSX, this change in engine design could save them tens of millions.

    They save money and the environment at the same time. A double win.

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