(Please note that the photos of gensets are not RailPower designs.)
The RailPower Technologies’ fleet of Green Goats, which is today a division of RJ Corman, has made the company quite famous over the last seven years although sales for this extremely “green” form of motive power is still lackluster at best. RailPower began in the summer of 2001 and sells yard and road-switcher locomotives rebuilt from original frames (such as EMDs and GEs) using ultra low emissions (although the company is best known for its switcher line). The company found early successes with its environmentally friendly models. However, reliability issues caused sales to slow and RailPower entered bankruptcy in early 2009 soon after which it was purchased by RJ Corman Railroad Group. Today, you can most commonly find Green Goat locomotives in yards and large cities, such as in the State of California, where emission standards are quite high.