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October 2014

Rail News: Canadian National Railway - CN

Compressed natural gas-powered hostlers at intermodal facilities help fuel CN's sustainability drive

CN seeks to boost its environmental stewardship, and the use of compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered hostlers just might help elevate its sustainability standing a bit more. In this web-exclusive article, CN Intermodal Project Officer Ryan Kram describes how and why the Class I first developed, then implemented a CNG hostler program at two intermodal facilities, including the railroad's largest: the Brampton Intermodal Terminal in suburban Toronto.

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