Amtrak Testing Beef-Powered Train

Cattle byproducts power America's first biodiesel train
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2010 4:06 AM CDT
Updated Apr 27, 2010 6:34 AM CDT
Amtrak is offering a 50% discount to passengers riding the cattle-powered train.   (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
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(Newser) – America's first biodiesel train runs through the heart of Texas cattle country using fuel made from beef byproducts. The daily Heartland Flyer between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth will use the fuel for a one-year trial run, after which the rail operator will analyze data on emissions and on the fuel's impact on the locomotive engine's parts, the Guardian reports.

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