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Keywords: Railroad, energy intensity, emissions, life cycle analysis, GREET®, greenhouse gases, regulated emissions, energy, air pollutant emissions, locomotive, diesel fuel, alternative fuel
Abstract: A tiered emission factors table was developed by Argonne National Laboratory to populate its Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET®) model...
Keywords: Biodiesel, engine components, fuel, elastomers, O-rings, 20 percent biodiesel, B20, 5 percent biodiesel, B5, durability, locomotive
Abstract: This report summarizes work performed by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®) to investigate the durability of several locomotive engine components under various blends of...
Keywords: Hybrid locomotive, battery, lithium-on battery, advanced lithium-on battery technology
Abstract: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) and Pennsylvania State University tested several different battery systems in hybrid locomotives. Advanced lithium-ion battery technology was...
Policy and Guidance
Obtaining FRA Approval for Testing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Locomotives and Tenders
Keywords: compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, locomotive, tender, test, approval, fuel tender, alternative fuel
Abstract: A letter to the AAR, ASLRRA, and the American Public Transportation Association. The letter provides an overview of FRA authority to regulate LNG and CNG locomotives and tenders...
Policy and Guidance
Keywords: locomotive, dual-fuel locomotive, Liquefied Natural Gas, portable tank, fuel tender, tender, LNG, alternative fuel, hazmat, hmr,
Abstract: A letter to BNSF providing overview of FRA authority to regulate dual-fuel locomotives and fuel tenders. Specifically, the letter clarifies that FRA regulations apply to dual-...