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Coalition for Sustainable Rail to Convert World’s First Modern Steam Engine Powered with Biocoal

May 29th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

This is not just a trip down memory lane to visit an old smoky railroad locomotive. At the University of Minnesota, the Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) is actively converting a 1937 locomotive – # 3463 – into what will be the world’s first carbon-neutral high-speed locomotive. It will not be electric, running instead on steam generated by the burning of biofuel, or torrefied biocoal.

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