Traction: Going the last mile

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In recent years, many operators have introduced electro-diesel locomotives fitted with a ‘last mile’ diesel generator module for short-distance operation away from the traction supply. Battery and supercapacitor options are now available which offer the potential for full decarbonisation, reports Dr Alex Luvishis*.

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