Policy and Guidance

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

  • 26
  • Aug
  • 2013
AUTHOR: Robert C. Lauby
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials, Locomotive Standards (Safety & Noise)
KEYWORDS: compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, locomotive, tender, test, approval, fuel tender, alternative fuel
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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