Greenville, SC (April 21, 2014) – Motive Power & Equipment Solutions, Inc. (MP&ES), a leading provider of new and remanufactured locomotives, has introduced the Greenville™ locomotive, an ultra‐low emissions Gen Set locomotive powered by a combination of natural gas and diesel fuels. “Natural gas offers our customers an opportunity to greatly reduce their operating fuel costs while cutting emissions at the same time,” said MP&ES CEO and President David Wilkerson. “The availability of low cost, US sourced natural gas provides an unprecedented opportunity for green locomotives. MP&ES has invested heavily in technology, research and staffing to be at the forefront of delivering highly affordable, natural gas powered locomotives for switcher and short line operations.”
MP&ES has been evaluating technology options and developing system designs for natural gas locomotives for more than two years. The company recognized the critical importance of providing a cost effective system that can meet the high reliability and durability requirements of the railroad industry. To deliver the best locomotives, an assessment was made of the full range of dual fuel and dedicated, 100% natural gas technologies. MP&ES, with its technology partner OptiFuel Systems, LLC, is now conducting final power system testing and calibration along with full emissions certification. The company, which manufactures a line of locomotives under the MP designation, expects to begin taking orders on its Greenville TM MP1500 (1500Hp) dual fuel locomotives later in 2014, with other models to follow. Recently, MP&ES was selected by the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company (IHB) as one of a limited number of qualified vendors being considered for the conversion of 31 locomotives to natural gas.
Motive Power & Equipment Solutions, Inc. (MP&ES) is a complete railroad products and services provider, supporting its customers with everything from parts and field service to complete new or remanufactured locomotives. For more than 15 years, customers have counted on MP&ES to deliver the highest quality products, on-schedule, at the most competitive pricing in the industry. Worldwide there are now several hundred locomotives built new or remanufactured by MP&ES, backed by superior, M-1003 certified service and endorsed by an array of customer testimonials. More information on MP&ES products and services is available at the company website, www.mpes.us.com.
For Immediate Release