• Hydrogen-Powered Road Locomotive

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Discussion relating to the past and present operations of CPR. Official web site can be found here: CPR.CA.

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  by Pensyfan19
 
Canadian Pacific has announced that they will be converting a road locomotive (did not specify, but likely a road switcher) with hydrogen-powered engines, similar to what BNSF did in 2009 with their hydrogen-powered switcher.

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... locomotive
CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian Pacific has announced a program it says will develop North America’s first line-haul hydrogen-powered locomotive, retrofitting a current locomotive with hydrogen fuel cells and batteries to drive the traction motors.
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CP has previously tested lower-emission locomotives using biofuels and compressed natural gas, as well as battery-powered units. As it notes in its press release, virtually all freight locomotives in North America are diesel-powered, representing railroading’s most significant source of greenhouse gas emissions.
The move comes as Canadian Pacific is among railroads facing pressure from investors to reduce greenhouse gases, which has increased interest in hydrogen technology as well as revived talk of mainline electrification