NS: Exploring Fuel Alternatives

NS: Exploring Fuel Alternatives

NS 999 battery-powered locomotive

NS 999 battery-powered locomotive

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“Our primary interest in natural gas is the possibility of a reduced-emissions locomotive. A lot of municipalities concerned about exceeding federal clean air standards have expressed interest in this concept.” – Allen Rider, manager locomotive engineering

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:05am

CAMPAIGN: Norfolk Southern Corporation: Environmental Performance

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While working to reduce the environmental impact of diesel-burning locomotives, Norfolk Southern is exploring greener alternative fuel sources. The company has developed a prototype battery-powered switcher locomotive and in 2015 hopes to begin testing a prototype locomotive that runs on compressed natural gas.

Learn more at http://nssustainability.com/conservation/alternative.php

CATEGORY: Environment