Fuel Cell Engines to Power First US Hydrogen Train
Well I guess this is a prototype experiment. I assume it will be electrical driven for the torque requirements. I suspect fuel costs will be it's biggest problem so all freight costs are to skyrocket. Now if a government subsides the fare for passengers then It will be ithe only working carrier for now.
Diesel is already a 1.50 more than gasoline no, so you see the pattern. It's already being taxed to the consumer with a hidden surcharge. The energy companies will just use these profits to transfer the technology to a carbon free fuel and try to lower the cost of alternate fuels. No free lunch here,
Ballard Power Systems has announced an order from Stadler Rail AG, a leading manufacturer of rolling stock, for the supply of six 100 kW FCmoveTM-HD+ fuel cell engines to power the first hydrogen train in the United States.