5/14/2013

Railroads could be the next in line to use natural gas for locomotive fuel to minimize carbon emissions and improve operational efficiency, according to Canadian National. The Class I considers a 100% conversion of locomotives to be a major task and is conducting extensive tests on a route with challenging terrain and that normally carries high-tonnage trains. "We're still in the test phase here," said CN spokesman Mark Hallman. "There are a lot of logistical challenges."

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