Khari Johnson writes in Wired on battery-powered trains.
- Earlier this month Union Pacific agreed to buy 20 battery-powered electric freight locomotives from Wabtec and Progress Rail for a deal that was worth more than $100 million.
- The electric train movement has picked up steam with Parallel Systems recently launching a prototype for electric freight cars.
- The shift from diesel to electric locomotives could have tremendous environmental benefits while saving companies money in operational and fueling costs.
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