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News Releases from Region 04

TUESDAY: EPA Division Director to Highlight the New Norfolk Southern Eco Locomotives in Atlanta

Contact Information: 
Dawn Harris Young (harris-young.dawn@epa.gov)
404-562-8421, 404-562-8400

ATLANTA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division Director Beverly Banister will speak at the Norfolk Southern Inman Yard during the unveiling of the nation's first 'Eco' locomotives.

The new locomotive switch engines for use in rail yards represent breakthrough clean-air technology developed by Norfolk Southern and funded partially by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program. The technology was developed by Norfolk Southern using components from locomotive builder Electro-Motive Diesel, a division of Progress Rail Services.

WHO: EPA Regional Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division Director Beverly Banister
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
Norfolk Southern Chief Operating Officer Mark Manion

WHAT: Norfolk Southern to unveil nation's first 'Eco' locomotives in Atlanta

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at 11:00 am ET
Arrive early to allow time for parking and setup.

WHERE: Norfolk Southern's Inman Yard

1600 Marietta Road N.W., Atlanta

PARKING: Enter Norfolk Southern's Inman Yard through Gate 5 at 1550 Marietta Road N.W. Norfolk Southern employees will direct you to parking adjacent to a trackside pavilion where the event will occur.

RSVP: Media interested in attending should RSVP to Rick Harris, rick.harris@nscorp.com or 404-529-2310.

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