`Cleaner’ locomotive unveiled

Staff writer

Rail operations at the Toledo Refining Company have been upgraded with the company switching to a more environmentally friendly locomotive.
The refinery announced last week the locomotive has been retro-fitted with two Cummins engines that will reduce nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions by up to 90 percent and reduce fuel consumption by up to 70 percent. Noise levels will also be reduced by 85 percent, the company said.
Funding for the retro-fitting came from the Ohio Diesel Emission Reduction Grants program that is administered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio Department of Transportation.
The locomotive is operated by Savage Services Corp., which provides rail car switching service for the refinery.
Christine Shultz, a spokesperson for the refinery, said the locomotive will begin operating in a couple weeks.


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