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Taiwanese Inventor Designs Environmentally Friendly Train System

In a day of fascinating and ingenious environmentally friendly ideas (see my post at Sustainablog on the Utah 4-day work week), a Taiwanese inventor, Peng Yu-lun, has devised a new method of rail transport that could very well increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Designed to never stop running – something you would almost imagine […]

July 2nd

Biodiesel Powers Eastern Washington Railroad Locomotive

Most railroads have shown a reluctance to use a biodiesel blend in their locomotives, but the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad has decided to test the concept this summer. The first biodiesel blend train pulled out of Creston last week, hauling 52 cars of wheat and 500 gallons of biodiesel in the locomotives saddlebag tanks.  Officials […]

July 2nd

California Building 220 MPH High-Speed Train from San Francisco to LA

Imagine a high-speed rail line that could get you from San Francisco to LA in 2 hours and 40 minutes. That dream appears to be coming true, thanks to work by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. After getting a green light by State environmental impact assessors, they’ve begun implementation of an 800-mile bullet-train system that […]

May 13th