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"The main takeaway from this report is that railway-generated GHG
❱ emissions
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have not increased significantly relative to traffic growth,"
said RAC Acting President Gérald Gauthier. "By investing in modern
locomotives and innovative technologies that improve fuel efficiency,
our railways are committed to doing their part in the fight against
climate change."
"I applaud the railways' commitment to protecting our air quality
and supporting the Government of Canada's transition to a greener
transportation sector," said Transport Minister Garneau. "By taking
concrete actions to reach emissions reduction targets, Canada's
railways are also demonstrating their desire in being part of the
climate change solution."

The Takeaway for Railway Suppliers

Clearly, any regulations that require railway operators to make
equipment changes stand to benefit railway suppliers. In this case, it
will be the machine shops that directly support the railways, plus the
suppliers who provide those shops with parts and components that
will profit from the Locomotive Emissions Regulations.
How precisely this will bolster the Canadian railway supply chain
has yet to be quantified. But an online article in California's Orange
County Register newspaper provides a hint.
According to a profile of Rail Propulsion Systems, "a Fullerton
startup working to upgrade old train engines so they emit fewer
pollutants," wrote reporter Susan Carpenter, more than 750
passenger locomotives are "in use throughout North America, most
of them spewing levels of emissions that were perfectly acceptable
in the 1980s when they were built."
Today those emissions exceed EPA standards, and need to be
reduced. "It's dealing with those emissions that Railroad Propulsion
Systems is taking on," Carpenter wrote. "The company retrofits old
diesel locomotives with rebuilt motors that help heat the exhaust so it
can be more effectively treated with selective catalytic reduction and
NOx-reducing urea."
That's the kind of work the LER has made mandatory in Canada -
and that is welcome news for CARS members. ■

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Le point à retenir pour les fournisseurs ferroviaires

Il est clair que tout règlement qui exige que les exploitants
de chemin de fer apportent des changements au matériel
profitera aux fournisseurs de chemin de fer. Dans ce
cas-ci, ce sont les ateliers de machinerie qui soutiennent
directement les chemins de fer, plus les fournisseurs qui
fournissent à ces ateliers des pièces et des composants qui
profiteront du Règlement sur les émissions des locomotives.
On n'a pas encore quantifié la façon dont cela permettra de
renforcer la chaîne d'approvisionnement des chemins de fer
canadiens. Mais un article en ligne dans le journal California s
Orange County Register donne un indice.
Selon un profil de Rail Propulsion Systems, « une entreprise
de Fullerton qui travaille à la mise à niveau de vieux moteurs
de train afin qu'ils émettent moins de polluants », a écrit
la reporter Susan Carpenter, plus de 750 locomotives à
voyageurs sont utilisées partout en Amérique du Nord, la
plupart d'entre elles produisant des niveaux d'émissions qui
étaient parfaitement acceptables dans les années 1980, au
moment de leur construction.
Aujourd'hui, ces émissions dépassent les normes de
l'EPA et doivent être réduites. « Ce sont ces émissions
auxquelles s'attaque Railroad Propulsion Systems, écrit Mme
Carpenter. L'entreprise modernise de vieilles locomotives
diesel avec des moteurs remis à neuf qui aident à chauffer
les gaz d'échappement afin qu'ils puissent être traités plus
efficacement avec une réduction catalytique sélective et de
l'urée réductrice de NOx ».
C'est le genre de travail que le REL a rendu obligatoire
au Canada et c'est une bonne nouvelle pour les membres
de l'ACFCF. ■

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President’s Message
Bigger Hopper Cars, Faster Grain Shipments
Canada’s New Locomotive Emissions Regulations
Liquid Assets
Hydrail: A Profound Innovation Opportunity for Canadian Railway Suppliers
Locomotive and Passenger Car Freeze-Up Downtime Can Be Prevented
From Last Spike to First in Class: Creativity, Collaboration, and Determination in the Pursuit of Leadership
How to Achieve a Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace
CARS News
New Members
CapEx: An Industry-Wide Look at Who’s Spending What
Railway Supplier Buyers’ Guide
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