Canadian-made Hybrid Train

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- International' started by RobertInOntario, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

  2. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    This isn't even a hybrid in the sense a Green Goat is... this is like an FL9. (I believe those could switch on the fly.)
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I'd be interested in knowing how they are counting emmisions. When running on electricity, the train isn't making any emissions, but I bet the powerplant supplying the electricity is... And if it is a nuclear plant, how much extra radio-active waste is produced?

  4. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    I was saying the same when I saw this on the news. The FL9, and the Metro North (I think) P40's have shoes for the 3rd rail...

    I think the only thing it has more, is a battery too, like the new GE Hybrid.
  5. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    In that case, it's like the diesel-battery-electric boxcabs some US railroads used to have. Nothing new there.
    Here in Calgary, they claim the C-Train (the local LRT) is zero-emissions. Then I find out that they're just counting the electricity from some wind farms as going to the LRT. You can't really say that it's going there more than anywhere else, since it's a shared power grid. The days of dedicated power stations for railroad electrifications are gone.

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