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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...
Reports to Congress
2014 FRA Report to Congress on Actions Taken to Implement Unmet Statutory Mandates and Address Open Recommendations by the NTSB and DOT's Inspector General Regarding Railroad Safety
Keywords: Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing for Maintenance-of-Way Employees, Development and Use of Rail Safety Technology, Safe Rail Transport of Certain Radioactive Materials
Abstract: The RSIA introduced numerous mandates regarding railroad safety. Some of these mandates require action to be taken after the completion of this report, and FRA has not included in...
Keywords: Wheel temperature detector, ineffective brake, air cut out, bad order, cold wheel
Abstract: In support of the FRA Energy, Environment, and Engine (E3) program, this study reviews and evaluates technology development opportunities, equipment upgrades, and best practices (...