11 October 2023 South America

Rumo Invests In Hybrid Locomotives From Progress Rail, Reducing Environmental Impact Of Freight Operations

Hybrid locomotives developed by Progress Rail utilize battery energy storage, contributing to a potential reduction in fuel consumption of up to 45% Rumo, the largest railway operator in Brazil, has taken delivery of two hybrid EMD® GT38H locomotives, which will be the first hybrid units for cargo transport in revenue service. Developed by Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, the locomotives utilize a diesel-electric system and battery packs, with energy to power the motors coming from the die

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