CSX Operates Fuel-Efficient GenSet Locomotives in Chicago Yard

CSX Transportation (NYSE: CSX) unveiled its new ultra-low emission GenSet locomotives to be operated in the Chicago area.

GenSet locomotives reduce nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions by 80 percent and can create carbon dioxide emissions savings of up to 50 percent by monitoring engine idling and switching to a "sleep" mode after a period of inactivity.

CSX will use the GenSet locomotives to switch rail cars at its Barr Yard located in Riverdale. GenSet locomotives are significantly quieter than conventional locomotives, meeting the most stringent noise level requirements for off-road equipment.