New eco-friendly locomotive to serve JAXPORT

A new environmentally-friendly locomotive will soon service the Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT’s) Talleyrand Marine Terminal. The unit is one of eight locomotives nationwide being converted from diesel to battery-powered through funding provided by Kansas-based Watco Rail Services and a U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) grant.The U.S. DOT’s FRA awarded Watco, through its sponsor, the Kansas Department of Transportation, $15.7 million to convert the locomotives. The units will ... [+]

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