CANADIAN RAILWAY ENERGY CONSERVATION AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS
Possibilities for energy conservation and energy substitution within the rail mode are investigated. Estimates are made of potential energy conservation from operational changes, technological changes and infrastructure changes. The status of alternative hydrocarbon fuels in railway applications is assessed and alternative energy systems are evaluated. Recommendations are made for railway implementation of some points and further investigation of others.
Canadian Institute of Guided Ground TransportQueen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
- English, G W
- Lake, R W
- RONEY, M D
- Taggart, J
- Publication Date: 1978-8
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 98 p.
- TRT Terms: Energy conservation; Energy resources; Gas turbine locomotives; Hydrogen fuels; Liquefied natural gas; Mineral resources; Oil shales; Railroad electrification; Railroad trains; Resistance (Mechanics); Shale; Tar sands; Train operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Fuel sources; Oil resources; Operating strategies; Train resistance
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00188641
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
- Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT-Rpt 78-13 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 7538
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM