KLW to rebuild switcher for Waste Management

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NEW YORK — Agencies and companies dedicated to moving waste are now trying to conserve fuel by way of a locomotive re-powering project.

Waste Management of New York, in a Thursday news release, announced that it will be working with New York City, Knoxville Locomotive Works, and the New York & Atlantic Railway to repower an existing switcher in to a mother-slug combination.

A Waste Management representative decline to name the units used in the project but did say the finished product would be a Knoxville KLW SE23B T4L MS, Tier 4 compliant four-axle locomotive, rated at 2,300 brake horsepower. Funds for the project come from the EPA's National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance program.

According to a news release, "the repowered locomotive will be based at the Fresh Pond Rail Yard in Glendale, New York and will be operated by the New York & Atlantic Railway for service in Queens and Brooklyn. The locomotive will serve approximately 20 local businesses."

More information is available online.

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