October 22, 2014

Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

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OMAHA, Neb. – The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas – a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping. Rail companies want to take advantage of booming natural gas production [...]