LNG Tenders / Locomotives

Obtaining FRA Approval for Testing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Locomotives and Tenders

AUTHOR: Robert C. Lauby
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials, Locomotive Standards (Safety & Noise)
ABSTRACT: A letter to the AAR, ASLRRA, and the American Public Transportation Association.  The letter provides an overview of FRA authority to regulate LNG and CNG locomotives and tenders.  The letter also summarizes the key elements of information necessary to facilitate timely evaluation and Approval by FRA of  testing programs to evaluate the efficiency, feasibility, and reliability of LNG and CNG powered locomotives and fuel tenders.

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Letter to BNSF: FRA Authority to Regulate Dual-Fuel Locomotives and Fuel Tenders

AUTHOR: Michael J. Logue
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials, Locomotive Standards (Safety & Noise)
ABSTRACT: A letter to BNSF providing overview of FRA authority to regulate dual-fuel locomotives and fuel tenders. Specifically, the letter clarifies that FRA regulations apply to dual-fuel locomotives and fuel tenders containing liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the purpose of fueling the locomotive. The letter also clarifies that the hazardous materials regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) do not apply to fuel tanks and tenders that provide fuel directly to power the locomotive during transportation.

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