05/30/2012 10:50 am ET

Biofuel Steam Locomotive Tomorrow's Cleaner Mass Transit?

Can an old, restored steam locomotive be the harbinger for a new era in cleaner train travel? That’s what a Minnesota based collaboration between the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) and the nonprofit Sustainable Rail International (SRI) are betting on, unveiling plans via their new Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) for a biofuel powered, carbon-neutral locomotive.

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