Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
On 10/27/17 10:20 AM, Davoud wrote:
> As for steam engines, I hear that Trump is promising to bring back the
> coal-fired locomotive.
There are probably plenty of railroads today, that remain
No, they may not be using steam engines.
Instead, they use modern electric locomotives running on
electricity generated in coal-burning power plants.
I wouldn't be surprised if some of China's newest high-speed
trains (they have a growing number of them) are
And someday, perhaps hundreds of years in the future, when
the oil has run out, when the natural gas has run out, when
nuclear power plants are but a faint memory in history, the
coal will still be there. Just dig it up, put it in the
locomotive tender, add water, and the trains will run that