- THE MAGAZINE
Florida East Coast Railway, LLC (FEC) announced that it will acquire 24 new ES44C4 locomotives from GE Transportation. The new locomotives will be used in thru-freight, heavy haul service on the railway’s 351 mile mainline route between Jacksonville, and Miami, Fla.
“These locomotives will provide the fuel efficient power we need to support the current operations and future growth of the railroad,” said Fran Chinnici, senior vice president of mechanical, engineering and purchasing at FEC.
The ES44C4 locomotive, part of GE’s Evolution Series, is designed to meetUS EPA Tier 3 emissions requirements using advanced engine technology that reportedly lowers fuel consumptionand operating costs. These locomotives provide the benefits while controlling NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions.
“We’re excited to have our Evolution Series locomotives join FEC’s fleet. This locomotive model is the most fuel-efficient locomotive in the North American heavy-haul market today,” said Dave Tucker, vice president of global sales at GE Transportation.