New joint research by the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) shows one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce emissions is with a Switcher upgrade. Tier 4 Switching locomotives significantly reduce emissions while adding a cost-saving benefit. Plus, funds from Volkswagen’s $2.9 billion environmental trust can be used to help pay for the cost of the upgrades.
Locomotive manufacturers focus on modernization work as demand for units dwindles
"Fuel efficiency also is a key selling point for Railserve’s Dual LEAF® locomotives. The units, which comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier IV emission standard, are 15 percent more fuel efficient than the Tier III-compliant LEAF models, according to the company.
"All LEAF locomotives built to date have been constructed on existing frames, but the company hasn’t ruled out building entirely new LEAF units." Read the full article on progressiverailroading.com
When logistics professionals are tasked with a special project... they're expected to go the extra mile. In the section, "Thinking outside the boxcar" of this article, T.J. Mahoney discusses the challenges of Railserve's international shipment of locomotives to Africa. Read more
In response to market demand for a cost-effective locomotive for rail yard switching, Atlanta-based company Railserve jumped at the opportunity to supply a solution... Read the full story on Railways Africa.
Intermarine, LLC transported Railserve's 2015 shipment of 6 Dual LEAF Locomotives to the continent of Africa. They tell the story in their company newsletter, The Manifest. Read the article here on pages 8 - 9. This transatlantic shipment to Africa is also featured in our Press Releases.