Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) recently announced a new battery-electric locomotive. The Progress Rail/EMD SD40jR Joule locomotive will continue PHL's efforts to advance zero-emission rail solutions.
PHL unveiled the green locomotive on May 4 at the graduation ceremony of the latest group of talented locomotive engineers.
PHL President Otis L. Cliatt II commented, "Pacific Harbor Line is dedicated to [serving] the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles with efficiency, safety, and a commitment to do our part to protect the environment."
For more information and media coverage of the unveiling of the new locomotive, check out the links below.
Trains Magazine, “Pacific Harbor Line Displays Battery Locomotive at Ceremony for Engineers”
Progressive Railroading, “PHL to test new electric locomotive at California ports”
Railway Age, “PHL Debuts EMD® Joule”
American Journal of Transportation, “Pacific Harbor Line graduates next group of highly skilled locomotive engineers to serve San Pedro Port Complex”
NTD.com, “Southern California’s Pacific Harbor Line Exhibits First Zero-Carbon Emission Train,” (news clip embedded)