Brookville Equipment Corporation (BROOKVILLE) recently shipped two EPA Tier-4 BL12CG CoGenerationTM low-emissions switchers to Central California Traction (CCT), which will be utilized for freight haulage applications along the operator’s two short line rail corridors, including the Stockton Public Belt Railroad Network (55.9 miles) and the Central Valley Branch (14.9 miles) with service from Stockton, Calif., to Lodi and Sacramento, Calif.
Each of the two 132-ton BL12CG locomotives features twin Cummins 600hp six-cylinder engines that comply with EPA Tier-4 emissions regulations and are mated to independent three-phase Marathon alternators. The BL12CGs feature a wide cab design with a sideways-stationed operator control stand for efficient multi-directional operation, and BROOKVILLE’s heavy-duty FRA-crashworthy welded frame.
“BROOKVILLE’s Tier-4 CoGeneration locomotives minimize environmental impact without sacrificing the power and performance associated with single-engine packages,” said BROOKVILLE Director of Sales Chris Rhoades. “These locomotives are a modern solution that will meet the needs of what has been one of the most well-operated short line railroads in the United States since 1905.
The BL12CGs offer independent state-of-the-art locomotive control systems with a touch-screen interface and instant diagnostics to improve fuel efficiency and enhance traction and engine control. Featuring CCT’s signature deep red finish and white decaling, the BL12CGs include a proven 26L locomotive air brake system, automatic engine start and stop (AESS) to reduce idling times, and D78 traction motors mounted on each axle of the BROOKVILLE-rebuilt two-axle trucks.
“CCT has had great results with CCT 2101, the Tier-3 three-engine BL21CG locomotive, seeing a 53% reduction in fuel use, and CCT has had great customer support by all the team at BROOKVILLE with our current engine and the building of these two locomotives,” said CCT General Manager Dave Buccolo. “BROOKVILLE has provided CCT with world class service and cutting edge technology to allow CCT to save more fuel and eliminate downtime.”
The BL12CG locomotives mark BROOKVILLE’s second CoGeneration order completion for CCT, which purchased a BL21CG 2100hp three-engine gen-set locomotive in 2012.
ABOUT BROOKVILLE EQUIPMENT CORPORATION – FREIGHT RAIL DIVISION
Headquartered in Brookville, Pa. in the scenic foothills of the Allegheny forests, Brookville Equipment Corporation is a world class American manufacturer of innovative powered transportation solutions for the mining/tunneling, rail freight and passenger transportation industries – including locomotives and heritage and modern streetcars. With a history of manufacturing small gas and diesel powered switchers that began in the early 1920s, BROOKVILLE’s freight product portfolio has evolved to include eco-friendly multi-engine CoGenerationTM gen-set locomotives, EPA-compliant single engine freight locomotives, and diesel-hydraulic locomotives for yard switching applications.