Thread: Hydrogen Trains
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 21:02
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A common factor with all virtually all mechanically propelled transport is that it requires to carry its fuel on board. Every type of fuel has its own limitations of range, load carrying and safety.

The exception of course are railways (and trams), which are privileged in this respect in that they can avoid the penalties of fuel-carrying by picking up their energy source from electrical conductors along their tracks.

After more than a century of successful electrically powered railways, it seems inexplicable to me that manufacturers and operators should be developing yet another method of carrying quantities of highly volatile fuel on board their vehicles.
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