Printer Friendly

MORRISON KNUDSEN TO LEASE TWO NATURAL GAS-POWERED LOCOMOTIVES TO SANTA FE RAILWAY

 BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Morrison Knudsen Corp. (MK) (NYSE: MRN) announced today that Santa Fe Railway will lease two of MK's recently developed switcher locomotives that are solely powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
 Santa Fe will lease the locomotives for three years, following delivery this spring. The 1,200-horsepower units known as the "MK1200G" are being manufactured at MK's Boise Locomotive Operations facility.
 "We are gratified that another Class I railroad will place these first-of-a-kind locomotives in service in a demanding working situation," said William J. Agee, MK chairman and chief executive officer.
 MK unveiled the first MK1200G last week during ceremonies in Boise. The locomotives are being produced in partnership with Caterpillar, Inc., which manufactures the low-emissions and fuel-efficient engines. The first two locomotives were leased by Union Pacific Railroad.
 Both Santa Fe and Union Pacific will place the new locomotives in service at rail yards in Los Angeles.
 The MK1200G features an advanced LNG mono-fuel management system consisting of cyrogenic tanks, process piping, vaporizer and controls, and the MK-LOC, a state-of-the-art microprocessor-based locomotive control system, designed and developed by MK. It also includes a modern, high-visibility cab design incorporating many human engineering and safety improvements.
 Morrison Knudsen Corp. serves the world's transportation, construction, environmental, industrial and power markets as an engineer, contractor and manufacturer, offering complete development, operations and financial services.
 -0- 1/18/94
 /CONTACT: Brent Brandon of Morrison Knudsen, 208-386-5387/
 (MRN)


CO: Morrison Knudsen Corp. ST: Idaho IN: TRN SU:

RB -- SE021 -- 2887 01/18/94 15:36 EST
COPYRIGHT 1994 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1994 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jan 18, 1994
Words:255
Previous Article:FOSS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDED CONTRACT FOR PUERTO RICO OIL SPILL
Next Article:EVIDENCE OF BOND OWNERSHIP REQUIRED FOR SPECIAL MEETING ON JANUARY 20, 1994, OF HOLDERS OF BONDS OF THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters