Railpower Technologies awarded contract from Long Beach Container Terminal, Inc. for ultra clean battery hybrid EcoCranes

    TSX Symbol: P

    BROSSARD, QC, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Railpower Technologies Corp.
(TSX: P) announced today that Long Beach Container Terminal, Inc. (LBCTI)
purchased one hybrid EcoCrane power plant for a rubber tire gantry (RTG) crane
with an option for five additional units. The EcoCrane purchased by LBCTI will
replace a conventional generator set reducing fuel consumption and emissions
by up to 70% when compared to conventional units, and up to 40% when compared
to competing eco-friendly technology options.
    LBCTI serves several container handling companies at North America's
largest container port. The EcoCrane solution was selected by LBCTI for its
excellent return on investment due to important fuel savings and lower
lifecycle costs.
    "We are very excited about this opportunity to provide our ultra clean
equipment to the environmentally sensitive area of Southern California" said
Mr. José Mathieu, President and CEO of Railpower. "We are very proud that our
EcoCrane allows our customers to exceed environmental regulations in terms of
eliminating harmful emissions and positively impacting non-attainment areas"
added Mr. Mathieu.

    About Railpower

    Railpower Technologies (TSX: P) develops, markets, produces and sells
specialized, patented, environment-friendly technology systems for the
transportation and related industries. Railpower's technologies significantly
reduce fuel usage, operating and maintenance costs and emissions. While
Railpower's origins are in the transportation industry, its technologies have
broad potential and applications in other markets and industries. Railpower is
headquartered in Brossard, Quebec. Its U.S. office is located in Erie,
Pennsylvania. (www.railpower.com)

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management's current views, beliefs and assumptions and are subject to certain
risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, including, without limitation, the
ability to secure new orders, the ability to retain our employees, product
development or manufacturing delays, the ability of our current manufacturing
suppliers to meet our production demands in terms of quantity, quality and
costs, our ability to reach a satisfactory agreement with another supplier if
necessary or to construct our manufacturing facility on time and within the
forecasted budget, changing environmental regulations, the ability to attract
and retain business partners, the acceptance of our existing and new products,
future levels of government funding, the need to obtain and maintain
proprietary rights over our technology, competition from other technologies or
new competitors, the ability to access the capital required for research,
product development, operations and marketing, the need to generate positive
cash flow in the foreseeable future, potential legal liability related to the
recall of our Green Goat(R) locomotives, changes in energy prices and currency
levels. Many factors could cause our actual results, performance or
achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance
or achievements that may be expressed or implied by these forward-looking
statements. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or
should the assumptions underlying our projections or forward-looking
statements prove incorrect, our actual results may vary materially from those
described in this report as intended, planned, anticipated, believed,
estimated, or expected. Unless otherwise required by law, we do not intend or
do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements
whether as a result of new information, plans, events or otherwise.
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For further information:

For further information: Kamila Wirpszo, Vice-President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary, Railpower Technologies Corp., (450) 678-5277 ext.518,
Toll Free:  1-866-678-5277; kwirpszo@railpower.com

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