With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, everybody is wearing a little green. Today “green” is more than just a color – and freight trains are an important part of an economy that is striving to be more eco-friendly.
Railroads are always working to find ways to make locomotives more fuel efficient and with ever-decreasing greenhouse emissions. General Electric just unveiled their latest version of the ES44AC – now Tier 4 compliant – earlier this year. But the fuel and emissions savings of a single locomotive pale in comparison to the overall impact of shifting freight to the rails in general.
Nowhere is the advantage of rail easier to spot than an intermodal train. A typical train will take as 150 to 200 trailers and…
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