GREEN RAIL NEWS “Green” Locomotive Roundup

Edited by Jody Moore of




The two new MP14B twin engine gensets being buit for Amtrak will be AMTK 592 and 593. They are expected to move to Chicago in late May. They will be used as yard switchers in the Chicago coach yard. Since Green Rail News world HQ has moved back to Chicago, we will have plenty of opportunities to see these units up close and personal, and should be able get photos and data out with the next issue.

National Railway Equipment

NRE is currently working on three new 3GS21B gensets for the US ARMY at their Silvis, IL plant. The units will be numbered USAX 6513, 6514 and 6515. They will be completed later on this summer. No word yet on where the units will be deployed.

Progress Rail Services

PR30C demonstrator PRLX 3003 was repainted in April for new owner BNSF and released from Tacoma as BNSF 1321.

Mark Gillings took this photo of the unit at Progress’ shop in Tacoma:

Railpower Technologies

Tony Kimmel photographed this DGNO RP20BD Genset today in fresh paint while at Conemaugh, PA in April.


Ohio Locomotive Works

Ohio Locomotive Works made the following announcement on their Facebook page on April 5: “The next Lean and Green conversion is on it's way! Ohio Locomotive Works and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad entered into a contract to convert Locomotive 365 to a 1550 Horse power Tier 4 compliant locomotive. This will be our 1st 16 cylinder locomotive. It will use a M.T.U. 16V2000 engine.”


“We look forward to this partnership with the CVSR to bring a "green" locomotive to the National Park System. Follow along on our face book page to see the project through to completion.”


The core unit is CVSR 365, an ALCo C-420 built in 1965.

©CRO May 2013