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BNSF Rolls Out Hydrogen Fuel Cell Locomotive

The hydrogen-fuel train is a switch locomotive that moves train cars short distances and from track to track.

Published: 30-Jan-2010

LOS ANGELES – Freight trains that run through Orange County could soon be powered by cleaner-burning fuel – hope given by newly emerging technology announced.

Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe unveiled what they say is the first locomotive powered by hydrogen-fuel cells at a news conference Thursday that included Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Matt Rose, CEO of BNSF.

"We are excited to take a leadership role in this emerging technology ... that we believe will keep California competitive," Rose said.

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