New zero emissions locomotive for OmniTRAX

New zero emissions locomotive for OmniTRAX

Newburgh & South Shore Railroad (NSR), an affiliate of OmniTRAX, has purchased its first all-battery electric locomotive to service its northern Ohio rail lines.

The new AMPS Traction GP9 based battery electric switching locomotive is a 114 000 kg. FRA compliant unit with 1 270 kW and 36 000 kg dispatch. The locomotive’s innovative technology reduces fuel consumption by half and cuts NOx emissions and particulate matter 100 %.

“OmniTRAX is committed to operate safely and responsibly in the communities we serve, and AMPS Traction’s innovative technology is an important addition to our fleet and an important step for our industry,” said OmniTRAX CEO Dean Piacente.
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