NS: Exploring Fuel Alternatives
“Our primary interest in natural gas is the possibility of a reduced-emissions locomotive. A lot of municipalities concerned about exceeding federal clean air standards have expressed interest in this concept.” – Allen Rider, manager locomotive engineering
While working to reduce the environmental impact of diesel-burning locomotives, Norfolk Southern is exploring greener alternative fuel sources. The company has developed a prototype battery-powered switcher locomotive and in 2015 hopes to begin testing a prototype locomotive that runs on compressed natural gas.
Learn more at http://nssustainability.com/conservation/alternative.php