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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • English, G W
    • Lake, R W
    • RONEY, M D
    • Taggart, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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