Grant helps Stockton Terminal & Eastern add new Tier 4 locomotive

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A grant from the local air pollution district helped the Stockton Terminal & Eastern acquire this new, Tier 4-compliant engine from Knoxville Locomotive Works.
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STOCKTON, Calif. — The Stockton Terminal & Eastern, an OmniTRAX short line, has unveiled a new Tier 4-compliant locomotive for the Central California railroad.

The SE10B T4L locomotive, built by Knoxville Locomotive Works in Tennessee, was purchased with the help of a grant from the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Central District. The 1,050-hp locomotive features a new OmniTRAX paint scheme.

“This new state-of-the-art locomotive is the result of hard work by many individuals from the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Central District, OmniTRAX, KLW and other stakeholders,” OmniTRAX CEO Kevin Shuba said in a press release, “and will enhance the quality of life in Stockton and nearby communities. … We also appreciate the ongoing support of Congressman Jerry McNerney, who has been  vigilant in promoting tax credits for environment-friendly rail projects at the federal level, and the other state and local officials who are trying to advance sustainable transportation.”

The grant is part the air pollution district’s locomotive program, which provides incentive funds for the replacement of older locomotives with new, energy efficient models.

OmniTRAX says it is working to make sure the ST&E’s previous locomotive, a 60-year-old EMD SW1200, is preserved and finds an appropriate new home.

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