CSX will be the first railroad to put into demonstration Wabtec’s Trip Optimizer Zero-to-Zero system. Photo – wabteccorp.com
The partnership will help CSX in the Class I's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 37% by 2030, CSX and Wabtec officials said in a press release.
CSX will be the first railroad to put into demonstration Wabtec’s Trip Optimizer Zero-to-Zero system, which will enable CSX to start a train from zero mph and stop the train automatically using various controls.
CSX also plans to use Wabtec’s Tier 4 switcher modernization program, which provides an additional 20% improvement in fuel efficiency and 90% reduction in emissions. This new program upgrades 40-to-50-year-old locomotives and Tier 0 non-emission switcher locomotives to the latest Tier 4 platform.
Finally, the railroad plans to modernize locomotives across their fleet with Wabtec’s new FDL Advantage engine upgrade, which provides up to an additional 5% reduction in fuel consumption through a high-pressure common rail fuel system.