The first North American hybrid, or dual-powered, passenger locomotives have been contracted for purchase by the New Jersey and Montreal transit agencies. The new dual-powered locomotives, made by Bombardier Transportation, are capable of operating under both diesel power and alternating current electric power from overhead sources. (Sustainable Business)

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  1. We in North America really messed up by dismantling a lot of our rail system. We could really benefit from it now, as they have in other countries, as we are starting to look at energy consumption from both a financial and environmental perspective.