REPORT ON EXHAUST EMISSIONS OF SELECTED RAILROAD DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES

A joint program was conducted within the American railroad industry to study the quality of exhaust emissions from diesel-electric locomotives. Specific concentrations of exhaust constitutents were determined by tests conducted on four modern diesel locomotives. Results were compared with the California code in force for heavy duty diesel highway vehicles. These initial studies indicate that, in the event a California-type code was extended to cover railroad diesel power, these 1973 requirements could generally be met. However, the level of unburned hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen allowed in the 1975 standards could not be met to a significant degree.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Jointly funded by the Association of American Railroads, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, Southern Pacific Transportation Company, and Union Pacific Railroad Company.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern Pacific Transportation Company

    1 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94105
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM