Thread: Hydrogen Trains
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 08:55
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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.
The problem with the British railways are that they were built before electric trains were thought of. The height limit or gauge for bridges and tunnels means that there is little room for overhead wires and you cannot have a third rail in the countryside.

It is easy for the Continentals. There had a higher gauge plus the advantage of most of it being replaced after two wars.
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