We all pretty much agree that diesel trucks are something of an environmental problem. They’re everywhere belching out smoke and gasses which pollute the environment, and there doesn’t seem to be much that can be done about it. However, Union Pacific Railroad recently took part in a test. In an effort to "cut out" the middle man in a way, they created this train:
Topping out at about 3.5 miles long, with 9 GEVO (General Electric locomotives with the lowest emission ratings next to electric trains) this train carried some SIX HUNDRED truck containers between Dallas, Texas and the Port of Long Beach in California.
Would you agree that this program, if it were to be continued, would be an effective way to lower pollution, at the very least in removing tractor trailers from the roads?
Stevie N, the train is a diesel electric locomotive. The point I was making about electric, was a what if situation. IE: what if overhead catenary were used.