KLW Begins Delivery of LSOX Locomotives

Knoxville Locomotive Works has begun delivery of its largest order for low-emissions locomotives. The KLW SE10Bs and SE15Bs being built for Locomotive Solutions will serve various chemical plants in the State of Texas. These units are partially funded by the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP), which is administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The locomotives are estimated to pollute up to 90% less than the units they are replacing while saving up to 50% on fuel consumption. They are also equipped with TMV traction control systems to improve pulling capabilities, so that more work can be done with the same or less horsepower.