Locomotive manufacturers offer power technology enhancements to help railroads drive operating efficiencies

Talk to freight locomotive manufacturers, and they’ll tell you that increased demand for operator safety and operational efficiency are driving today’s innovations. They’ll also say they are continuing to develop environmentally friendly generator sets (GenSets) and testing the viability of liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology. Moreover, they’re testing and fine-tuning units that comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 emission standard that took effect Jan. 1.