New England Railroad Club Meeting

The New England Railroad Club and NESCAUM, on behalf of the Northeast Diesel Collaborative, organized a "green technologies" panel for the annual "Mechanical Night" meeting of its members. On January 26, 2006, approximately 125 members of the club gathered for a panel on "Saving Fuel and Reducing Emissions with 'Green' Locomotive Technologies" that included presentations on NEDC, fuels and technologies, and a retrofit demonstration project with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) commuter rail.

January 26, 2006
New England Railroad Club Mechanical Night
"Saving Fuel and Reducing Emissions with 'Green' Locomotive Technologies"

Agenda and Presentations
5:30 p.m. Reception – "Green" Technology Innovation Display
 
6:30 p.m. Dinner
 
7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Panel Presentation - "Green" Locomotive Technologies
 
Introductions
   – Dave Rutkowski, President NERRC
 
Northeast Diesel Collaborative: Working Together to Reduce Diesel Emissions Through Innovative Strategies
   – Alycia Gilde, NESCAUM (PDF, 14 pp., 583 KB)
   – Debbi Edelstein, NESCAUM
 
Alternative Fuels for Locomotives
   – Steven Levy, Sprague Energy (PDF, 21 pp., 730 KB)
 
Pre-heat Technologies for Easy Starts, Immediate Full Power, Reduced Emissions and Reduced Fuel Consumption
   – Jason Barnes, Kim Hotstart (PDF, 14 pp., 1.49 MB)
 
Powering Switching Locomotives with "Green" Twin Diesel Engines
    – Bob Singleton, National Railway Equipment Company (PDF, 22 pp., 3.36 MB)
 
Introducing Hybrids to Locomotives: Green Goat Hybrid Technology
   – Mark Nordling, Railpower (PDF, 16 pp., 1.6 MB)
   – Karen Dzienkowski, Railpower
 
MBTA and EPA Locomotive Retrofit Demonstration Project
   – Lucy Edmondson, Environmental Protection Agency (PDF, 18 pp., 674 KB)
 
Closing Remarks
   – Dave Rutkowski, President NERRC