SP-AAR PROGRAM TO DEVELOP CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES WITH RESPECT TO VISIBLE EMISSIONS FROM NEW AND OUT-SHOPPED LOCOMOTIVES
On May 16, 1972, Southern Pacific Transportation Company began a program designed to lead to the development of certification procedures for locomotive visible emissions. The program was jointly funded by the Association of American Railroads' Research and Test Department and the Southern Pacific. This final report describes tests of smokemeters installed for this evaluation on Southern Pacific locomotives at their Taylor Yard at Los Angeles and in their Sacramento Shops. Conclusions and recommendations are made with respect to requirements for smokemeters and for procedures that should be followed in examining emissions from locomotives. One objective of the program was to develop specifications, methodology, and reporting formats for certifying new locomotives and applying the same certification to repaired locomotives with respect to visible emissions. A further objective involved the selection and evaluation of existing smokemeters for adaptation to locomotives to implement certification procedures. These objectives have been achieved.
Southern Pacific Transportation Company1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA USA 94105
- Publication Date: 1973-8-27
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Diesel electric locomotives; Diesel engine exhaust gases; Diesel engines; Environmental protection; Locomotives
- Subject Areas: Environment; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00051373
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM