A Clean Diesel Rail Overview

Posted by Rypos on Jan 31, 2018 9:40:00 AM


Diesel engines have substantial economic advantages over other power sources for locomotives. Diesel's thermal efficiency is approximately four times greater than that of steam locomotives. As a result, these engines require substantially less fuel for equivalent power.

The diesel industry and rail manufacturers continue to invest resources and make strides toward producing the cleanest train technology possible. Diesel engine technology in railroad locomotives has advanced dramatically in recent years. Fuel-efficiency has increased 61 percent since 1980.


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Tags: Transportation, Clean Diesel, Rail