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Saturday, June 21, 2008
By Yokota Fritz

This is off-topic, but I'm a railfan. Here's a nice advertisement from CSX Rail.

"What can a car that gets 50 miles to the gallon do for the environment? Not nearly as much as the car that's carrying it. Our trains can carry a ton of freight 423 miles on one gallon of fuel."

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Presumably that weight/distance/fuel volume is once the train has finished accelerating for an optimally loaded engine. Not to knock rail, I think its a lot better when its available, but that figure seems somehow dishonest.
I'm dubious about the 423 mpg claim, but I don't even know how to begin verifying that claim.
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