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(October, 2003) Fuel Cell Locomotive for MIlitary and Commercial Railways

In a program, funded by the Department of Defense, a 109 metric ton railway locomotive will be converted to obtain motive electricity from a fuel cell. (Although touted as a 'zero emission' engine, the first phase will identify the best fuel to use, which if other than pure hydrogen will make it far less than a zero emission vehicle.)  The four phases are expected to cost $12 million over five years.
Fuel Cell Magazine, Oct/Nov. 2003, p.44