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CP: Red Locomotives, Green Mindset

As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, Canadian Pacific has launched a web-based carbon emissions calculator and awarded a contract for two hydrogen production and refueling facilities to support its HFC (hydrogen fuel cell) road locomotive program.

SERA Unveils Hydrogen Switcher Livery

Sierra Northern Railway (SERA) has unveiled the look of its zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) powered switching locomotive, development of which is made possible by a $4 million California Energy Commission grant

Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance (RELAM) Inc. has added Sacramento, Calif., to its facility locations, which also include Cleveland, Ohio, and Granite City, Ill.
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Supply Side: Ballard, Chart; RELAM

Ballard Power Systems and Chart Industries, Inc. reported successfully testing a fuel cell powered by liquid hydrogen. In addition, RELAM, Inc. opened a new maintenance-of-way equipment rental facility near Sacramento, Calif.

CP on Jan. 24 shared via Twitter: "The project team is now preparing for field-testing with the H2OEL [pictured]. This is a significant milestone for CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program."

CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Powers Up

Canadian Pacific (CP) on Jan. 24 shared via Twitter a video of its fully painted hydrogen fuel cell-powered linehaul freight locomotive (H20EL), which the railroad said has run under its own power.

Wabtec has issued a 2021 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward key Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives.
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Supply Side: Ballard, Harting, Navis, Siemens, Wabtec

Ballard Power Systems has acquired Arcola Energy for $40 million. In addition, Harting has earned a product innovation award for its har-modular® series; Navis has recognized six customers with 2021 Inspire Awards; Siemens Mobility and RazorSecure have teamed to provide enhanced rail cybersecurity monitoring solutions; and Wabtec Corp. has published a 2021 Sustainability Report.

The new zero-emission switcher, replacing a Tier 0 diesel unit, will integrate hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen storage, advanced battery and systems control technologies.

Supply Briefs: SoCalGas/Sierra Northern, ClearBlade/Phoenix Contact

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is providing $500,000 to help develop Sierra Northern Railway’s hydrogen fuel cell (HFC)-powered switcher. Also, Phoenix Contact and ClearBlade have partnered on an Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solution for the rail, oil and gas, energy and industrial markets.

Calgary-based TRIG’s transloading automation solutions help terminal operators “maximize loading efficiency of closed rail tank cars, through a combination of digital sensor technology and control system integration,” according to the company.

Supply Side: Ballard, TransRail Innovation

Ballard Power Systems will provide fuel cell modules for Sierra Northern Railway’s new zero-emission switching locomotive; tank car and terminal automation solution provider TransRail Innovation, Inc., (TRIG) has acquired Formation Liquids Logistics Ltd. (FLLL), a rail terminal auditing firm and consultancy.