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CSX And GE Transportation Partner To Pilot Liquified Natural Gas Locomotives

 CSX And GE Transportation Partner To Pilot Liquified Natural Gas Locomotives

- Exploring potential to revolutionize locomotive technology

- Goal is to reduce emissions and fuel costs

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 13, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX)
and GE Transportation, a division of GE (NYSE: GE) today announced an
agreement to explore emissions-cutting and efficiency breakthroughs in
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) technology for locomotives beginning with a pilot
program in 2014.

"LNG technology has the potential to offer one of the most significant
developments in railroading since the transition from steam to diesel in the
1950s," said Oscar Munoz, executive vice president and chief operating
officer, CSX Corporation. "That change took many years to complete and began
with a lot of unknowns, and this one is no different. But aggressively
exploring this technology is consistent with CSX's focus on tomorrow, its
longstanding commitment to efficient and environmentally friendly
transportation, and its role in helping to promote U.S. energy independence.
GE Transportation has the know-how to provide the right LNG solution for our
locomotive fleet and help us better understand the feasibility of LNG
technology from a safety, operations and economic perspective."

Natural gas-fueled locomotives can travel longer distances without refueling
stops, as well as provide environmental and economic benefits. Adoption of
natural gas-fueled locomotives will make freight rail an even more attractive
transportation solution and furthers the industry's ability to absorb traffic
from the nation's highways in an environmentally efficient way.

"Locomotives are at an inflection point in balancing engine performance with
efficiency and adherence to emissions standards," said Russell Stokes, chief
executive officer, GE Transportation. "As we enter a new era of energy
sources and what's possible for rail transport, we are excited to partner with
CSX and lead the LNG transformation for the industry."

GE has been testing low-pressure natural gas technology since spring of 2013,
and is working closely with CSX and other Class 1 partners. Field tests are
expected to begin in 2014. GE's NextFuel™ kits allow railroads to use natural
gas as a fuel source, reducing emissions and potentially reducing fuel costs
while not compromising performance. An Evolution Series locomotive equipped
with the NextFuel Natural Gas Retrofit Kit meets US EPA Tier 3 emission
standards.

CSX will be working over the next few months to develop a test plan and secure
regulatory concurrence. For CSX, GE Transportation will deploy its new
NextFuel™ Natural Gas Retrofit Kits that enable existing Evolution Series
locomotives to operate with dual fuel capabilities. CSX and GE will also work
on the continued development of LNG technology for other classes of
locomotives to promote gains across a larger portion of the CSX locomotive
fleet, and will work closely with key stakeholders and agencies across
government to ensure safety, realize environmental and other benefits, and
advance LNG deployment.

About CSX
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It
provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions
to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial,
construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 185 years,
CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and
industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in
the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population
resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70
ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming
towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is
available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook
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(http://twitter.com/CSX).

About GE Transportation
GE Transportation, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), solves the world's toughest
transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the
rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions
freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and
stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems
for mining trucks, underground mining equipment, energy storage systems, and
value-added services help customers grow. GE Transportation has approximately
13,000 employees. For more information visit GETransportation.com.

SOURCE CSX

Website: http://www.csx.com
Contact: GE Transportation Media Contacts: Jennifer Erickson, GE
Transportation, 312-610-8318, jennifer.erickson@ge.com, or Jessica Taylor, GE
Transportation, (312) 610-8486, Jessica.taylor@ge.com; CSX Media Contact:
Carla Groleau, 904-359-1708, Carla_Groleau@CSX.com