SFGAm going green with their train ride.

Thursday, August 6, 2009 1:57 AM

According to their facebook site, they are going green and converting their fuel from diesel to vegetable oil to run their trains.

Any other parks going this route?


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Thursday, August 6, 2009 2:54 AM

Disneyland has also done this.


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Thursday, August 6, 2009 6:47 AM

Makes sense. They both probably have a TON or two of oil from the fyers kicking around.

I belive you might see the trams and busses doing this too.


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Thursday, August 6, 2009 11:53 PM

By 'green' this is a matter of re-using waste product as fuel?

I know Silverwood was running their steam train on used motor oil back in 1999. Of course, you can run a steam train on pretty much anything that will burn; diesel engines are somewhat more particular...

(not to mention less particulate...)

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Friday, August 7, 2009 2:10 PM
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When are we going to see Electric trains? Or better yet, time-travelling ones like in Back to the Future III...


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Friday, August 7, 2009 2:17 PM

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Friday, August 7, 2009 4:15 PM

Most of the big freight and passenger trains you see in revenue service in the US today are electric trains. In spite of that big cloud of black diesel smoke.

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(they just haven't electrified the tracks, so the locomotives have to bring along their own power plant)


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Saturday, August 8, 2009 7:31 AM

There is an exception to that rule: Amtrak's Acela, which runs between Boston & Washington, D.C. is pure electric, gettiting it's power from an overhead line.


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Saturday, August 8, 2009 9:28 AM
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Electrified railways were not at all uncommon in the US. The Virginian Railway had a stretch that ran through WV. The Great Northern had a large electrified line in the northwest. Add to this all the street cars that ran from an overhead catenary.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_electrification_in_the_United_States


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Saturday, August 8, 2009 10:13 AM

Don't forget forget about all the subways runing on "third rail," systems.


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