APU Idle Reduction Case Study Indiana Railroad Company
Indiana Rail Road Company purchased nine HOTSTART APUs (Auxiliary Power Units) for their locomotives to help with reducing fuel costs and emissions. In 2011, INRD utilized a “Try and Buy” program from HOTSTART to test the effectiveness of an APU on one of their locomotives. The unit was installed and run over the winter of 2011-2012. Based on the successful performance, INRD purchased eight more units to install on their fleet. The additional eight units were installed in the winter of 2012.
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