New York area short line acquires three low-emissions locomotives

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No. 5201 is one of Knoxville-built SE10B units acquired by New York New Jersey Rail.
NEW YORK – New York New Jersey Rail has purchased three Knoxville Locomotive Works SE10B locomotives. The three low-emission locomotives are valued at $5.25 million and the railroad says they will help improve air quality in the area. The locomotives will be based at NYNJR’s Jersey City, N.J., and Brooklyn terminals.

“For Knoxville Locomotive Works, this venture underscores our long-term commitment to deliver advanced technology locomotive power to the North American and International Rail markets,” says Pete Claussen, chairman of KLW. “It is gratifying we can do this with a localized Tennessee work force and with a predominance of U.S. manufactured assemblies and components.”

The locomotives will not only reduce existing emissions levels by more than 90 percent, they will also help NYNJR save 60 percent in fuel costs while significantly reducing engine noise levels. The locomotives are equipped with state-of-the-art drive train systems patented by KLW and MTU. Each single engine 1,050 hp diesel-electric unit is designed to reduce locomotive emissions and to mitigate fuel waste.

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