Batteries as an Alternative Fuel?

As fuel continues to be one of the major costs for railroads and emissions become a greater concern, alternative fuels are gaining more attention. In particular, there has been a shift towards the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG); however, batteries are also seeing improved performance and increased consideration as a primary energy source for locomotives. In this article, the author evaluates the prospect of a battery tender using performance requirements similar to those set forth in the AAR M-1004 Specifications for Fuel Tenders.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 28-31
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  • Accession Number: 01700555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 2019 4:52PM