Welcome to the new steam age (well, kind of...)

January 22, 2019

Here's a quiz question. What type of train emits steam and water but is not a steam engine? Answer: it's a hydrogen train – the first generation of which are planned for Britain's railways, using converted former commuter trains from Essex. The stock is being developed by Alstom with the leasing company Eversholt Rail and will be capable of carrying sufficient hydrogen for 625 miles, with a top speed of 87 mph. We should certainly welcome these trains, named Breeze. The ...more

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