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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:17 PM
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6. Yes, I understood your point
Regarding the rail travel efficiency, I was quite surprised when I saw it. /

Fuel Efficiency

Moving freight by rail is 3 times more fuel efficient than moving freight on the highway. Trains can move a ton of freight nearly 500 miles on a single gallon of fuel. Efficient use of fuel means fewer greenhouse gas emissions for our planet.

Fuel efficiency for trains is measured in terms of ton-miles, because the length and weight of trains varies greatly. We are constantly working to improve our efficiency. In 2009, CSX trains averaged 468 miles per gallon per ton. (Learn more at the American Association of Railroads website, )

According to ( ) the efficiency of inland barges is (990 BTUs per ton-mile or 140 ton-miles per gallon on average)

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  -For Midwesterners, more boxcars mean cleaner air (trains -vs- trucks) OKIsItJustMe  Dec-09-11 12:09 PM   #0 
  - Moving that same ton by barge would be even cleaner. Why don't we build more rivers?  Vincardog   Dec-09-11 12:32 PM   #1 
  - (Theyre called canals)  OKIsItJustMe   Dec-09-11 12:40 PM   #2 
     - I really doubt that. My point was that you can not just pick a transportation mode in ISOLATION.  Vincardog   Dec-09-11 12:57 PM   #4 
        - Yes, I understood your point  OKIsItJustMe   Dec-09-11 01:17 PM   #6 
  - Same type of benefits could be realized with high speed rail  liberal N proud   Dec-09-11 12:49 PM   #3 
  - Absolutely...  Bob Wallace   Dec-09-11 02:43 PM   #10 
  - I have read that big coal's silent partner is the rail road corps.........  Ernesto   Dec-09-11 01:06 PM   #5 
  - Iron ore is the big product in NE MN. It goes to boats and across  jwirr   Dec-09-11 02:20 PM   #7 
  - Not many business  donco   Dec-09-11 02:33 PM   #8 
  - Don't need them...  Bob Wallace   Dec-09-11 02:40 PM   #9 
     - Sounds good  donco   Dec-10-11 09:57 AM   #11 
        - Replace coal plants?  Bob Wallace   Dec-10-11 10:33 AM   #13 
           - Hopefully something can get done to replace coal with  donco   Dec-10-11 03:02 PM   #14 
              - Electric trucks...  Bob Wallace   Dec-10-11 03:58 PM   #15 
  - I guess this doesn't take into account those rail cars are filled with Chinese crap  4dsc   Dec-10-11 10:24 AM   #12 

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