Pacific Harbor Line Tests Low-Emissions Locomotive

Pacific Harbor Line (PHL), owned and operated by Anacostia Rail Holdings Company, has started testing Progress Rail’s 2,000-horsepower EMD24B locomotive. Locomotive No. 24 features a low-emissions technology and is initiating California Air Resources Board’s 3,000-hour in-service verification testing, which is associated with the latest EPA Tier 4 standards.

“PHL is pleased to once again partner with Progress Rail in our ongoing effort to achieve the lowest possible emissions within the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach,” said PHL President Otis Cliatt II.

In 2010, PHL worked with Progress Rail to modernize an existing locomotive fleet with cleaner burning engines. The result was the EMD24B, which features a Cat® 3512C diesel engine and after-treatment system to reduce emissions. The locomotive’s underframe and cab are from an existing EMD GP40 unit.

Pacific Harbor Line provides rail transportation, maintenance and dispatching services to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and connects with BNSF Railway and Union Pacific.