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A better alternative to Caltrain electrification

Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Atherton, on Sep 19, 2018

No unsightly poles and expensive overhead wires:

"Hydrogen trains are equipped with fuel cells that produce electricity through a combination of hydrogen and oxygen, a process that leaves steam and water as the only emissions. Excess energy is stored in ion lithium batteries on board the train.

The Coradia iLint trains can run for about 600 miles (1,000km) on a single tank of hydrogen, similar to the range of diesel trains."

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