RAILROAD UTILIZATION OF ALTERNATE FUELS

Faced with the dual problem of steadily increasing fuel costs and uncertainties regarding the future availability of fuel oil, the railroad industry is considering establishing an alternate fuels locomotive engine test facility. Through the proposed research program to be undertaken at this facility the possibility exists that railroads would be able to further conserve diesel fuel and to investigate the potential of alternate fuels. The overall proposed energy research program, as presently conceived, consists of three major parts: short-term, medium-term, and long-term. A description is given of the three phases.

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  • Pagination: p. 125-129

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM