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    Trains aren't dead

    http://venturebeat.com/2008/08/22/tr...estment-again/

    A train can move a ton of freight 436 miles on but a single gallon of diesel fuel.

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    Re: Trains aren't dead

    Talking of trains, where's Rob?

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    Re: Trains aren't dead

    He hasn't been around for a while, has he?

    Chip H.

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    Re: Trains aren't dead

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    http://venturebeat.com/2008/08/22/tr...estment-again/

    A train can move a ton of freight 436 miles on but a single gallon of diesel fuel.

    Chip H.
    But not a 'single' ton, Chip? Maybe if shifting 10000 or 15000 ton loads? Even stationary a modern diesel uses several gallons per hour at idling speed.

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