GenSet locomotives help CSX drive towards a greener future
Learn about how CSX is improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse emissions through environmentally-friendly technologies
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CSX moves the stuff of everyday life on fuel-efficient trains across 21,000 miles of rails in 23 states, with the belief that better means smarter – and smarter is greener.
By upgrading its locomotive fleet with technologies that reduce fuel consumption and air pollutant emissions, CSX has proven its commitment to move towards a greener tomorrow. In fact, the company has been able to improve fuel efficiency by more than 90 percent since 1980.
GenSet locomotives were introduced as part of the company’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 8 percent by 2011—a feat achieved nearly one year ahead of schedule. These small, EPA-certified, ultra-clean diesel engines can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40 percent and nitrogen oxides by more than 80 percent.
In addition to GenSet locomotives, CSX has introduced hybrid locomotives, fuel cell engines, freight yard innovations and many more technologies to help meet their environmental goals. Over the last decade, investment in fleet upgrades total more than $1.5 billion.
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