Railpower awarded additional locomotive contract

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. – The Port of Montreal has ordered a fourth 2,000 hp RP20BD GenSet locomotive from R.J. Corman Railpower Locomotive. The order is in addition to three other RP20BD’s ordered by the port. The additional unit is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2012. The first RP20D was delivered to the port in October 2010, with two more to arrive in the first quarter of this year.

The Port of Montreal plans to eventually replace all its older locomotives with new GenSets. The port also use’s slug units for additional horsepower, and these will be retained for use with the new locomotives.

GenSet technology (short for “Generator Set”) replaces the large diesel engine and generator found in existing freight locomotives with two or three much smaller diesel engines and generators. These smaller engines are similar to large off-road diesel engines and are EPA Tier III off-road / Tier II railroad compliant. Computer technology allows for precise control of the engines, starting and stopping only as their power is needed, resulting in substantial fuel savings.

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