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Transportation Modes » Rail » Engine Emissions, Clean Diesel Requirements

Engine Emissions (Locomotive) Summary Full Text
Engine Emissions (Locomotive, Idling) Summary Full Text
LNG Tank Venting Summary Full Text

Engine Emissions (Locomotive)
Applies to: All diesel line-haul, passenger, and switch locomotives that operate within the U.S. including newly manufactured locomotives and remanufactured locomotives (this generally happens every five to 15 years, depending on the locomotive) that were originally manufactured after 1972
Requires: EPA has established emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx), hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM) and smoke for newly manufactured and remanufactured locomotives.
See also:
  • Clean Air Act
  • Engine Emissions (Locomotive, Idling)
  • National Clean Diesel Campaign (exit TERC)
  • Engine Emissions (Locomotive, Idling)
    Applies to: All diesel line-haul, passenger, and switch locomotives that operate within the U.S. including newly manufactured locomotives and remanufactured locomotives (this generally happens every five to 15 years, depending on the locomotive) that were originally manufactured after 1972
    Requires: The regulations focus on requiring manufacturers to include automatic idle reduction technologies on newly manufactured or remanufactured locomotives, rather than directly regulating when railroads may allow locomotives to idle.
    See also:
  • Clean Air Act
  • Engine Emissions (Locomotive)
  • National Clean Diesel Campaign (exit TERC)
  • LNG Tank Venting
    Applies to: All liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tanks
    Requires: Both fuel level and internal tank temperature must be known to calculate how long an LNG tank can avoid venting fuel to the atmosphere.
    See also:
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • TERC Home