CC image from Rob Swatski
Some illustrative links from the world of rail transportation:
From Reason and Rail: Why the freight railroads will never electrify.
This is the problem which freight electrification faces. While electrification would represent a lessening in fuel expenses, especially as the price of oil is expected to rise another 20-30% over the long-term,
Continue reading Rail transport links – carry that weight
Amtrak and Union Pacific trains pass each other. Photo by SP8254.
While American passenger rail often leaves much to be desired, our freight rail network is second to none. This privately owned and operated network often finds itself at odds with desires for increased passenger service and high speed operations.
Hauling the Freight: Freight rail companies
Continue reading Weekend Reading – Hauling Freight