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Date: 02/09/20 17:04
What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: mully

Last fall it was reported NS would be testing I believe CNG on coal trains between Williamson and Norfolk. Does anyone know if this has started?

Gary

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Date: 02/10/20 05:34
Re: What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: MPCA349

Haven't seen or heard a peep about them since the information came out last year.



Date: 02/10/20 07:43
Re: What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: lapklub

Isn't that an oxymoron, CNG hauling coal?



Date: 02/10/20 09:51
Re: What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: co614

The man at NS who was in charge of the CNG project was recently let go ( one of many casualties of the PSR down sizing) so I would guess with diesel prices again low that NS has put the project on the shelf. Maybe not but probably so??

   Ross Rowland 



Date: 02/10/20 10:29
Re: What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: mully

Thanks to all for the updates. If I remember right they had a special tender built for it and I guess that was a waste

Gary

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Date: 02/10/20 12:04
Re: What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: shadetree

NS's unit and fuel tender on the block for sale if not already sold.

Eng.Shadetree



Date: 02/10/20 12:13
Re: What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: mully

Thanks

I thought they were going to lease BNSF units ?

Gary



shadetree Wrote:
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> NS's unit and fuel tender on the block for sale if
> not already sold.
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> Eng.Shadetree

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Date: 02/10/20 12:27
Re: What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: NSTopHat

Gary,

You are correct, NS agreed to lease the SD70ACe Fuel Tender set from BNSF, prior to making any sort of decision on purchase or production.

I too am wondering if this is still going to occur.

Regards
Russ

mully Wrote:
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> Thanks
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> I thought they were going to lease BNSF units ?
>
> Gary
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> shadetree Wrote:
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> > NS's unit and fuel tender on the block for sale
> if
> > not already sold.
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> > Eng.Shadetree
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> Posted from iPhone



Date: 02/10/20 13:05
Re: What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: Lackawanna484

Interesting that they would test compressed natural gas (widely used in buses) and pass by liquid natural gas (used by Florida East Coast).  GE has at least one LNG adapted locomotive, GECX 3000, in their lease fleet.



Date: 02/10/20 19:15
Re: What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: Mojacket

GECX 3000 is now the Wabtec Battery Locomotive Demonstrator. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/20 19:17 by Mojacket.



Date: 02/13/20 03:01
Re: What is latest on NS testing CNG
Author: dschlegel

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> Interesting that they would test compressed
> natural gas (widely used in buses) and pass by
> liquid natural gas (used by Florida East Coast). 
> GE has at least one LNG adapted locomotive, GECX
> 3000, in their lease fleet.

I had this same thought. The shale deposits of northern PA are smack in the middle of NS territory. It would seem to be a cheep source of natural gas to me.

Dan

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