Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:56 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:57 AM
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 05:05 PM
Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:09 AM
In the time leading up to Tier IV going into effect, railroads could purchase either the predecessor to the Tier IV locomotive (ES44AC, ES44DC or ES44C4) or the soon-to-be required Tier IV version (ET44C4 or ET44AC). For those railroads electing to take delivery of the Tier IV version, credit was given for future purchases. Since then several of the ES44C4 models have been delivered in 2016 to offset that credit.
All this activity related to emissions amounted to an arms race for several large railroads and kept the GE plant going strong until the orders placed in advance of Tier IV were filled.
I'm curious how the current administration's views on funding the EPA and even the utility of such a regulatory body will play into purchases of compliant locomotives going forward. Previously, though differences between parties on the extent of regulations were up for debate, the idea of regulation was sacrosanct. I don't know if that's the case anymore.
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