The Anonymous Widower

Hydrogen Freight Locomotive Demonstration Planned

The title of this post, is the same as that, of this article on Railway Gazette.

The first two paragraphs explain the project.

Progress Rail, BNSF and Chevron have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a fuel cell demonstrator locomotive to assess the viability of using hydrogen as an alternative to diesel for main line freight operations.

Progress Rail plans to design and build a prototype fuel cell locomotive, with Chevron developing the hydrogen fuelling infrastructure. BNSF would then operate the locomotive for a period of time.

It can’t be long before we start to see large-scale hydrogen locomotive projects in the UK and Europe.

December 16, 2021 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. The loco will need to have a tender to carry all the hydrogen storage tanks.

    Comment by Ben | December 17, 2021 | Reply


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