How Much Fuel Does a Locomotive Use?


How much gas a locomotive uses depends on its size and style. CSX makes the claim that it takes their locomotives a gallon of fuel to move fr four hundred miles. This can't be said for all of them but it is an idea of how much fuel one type f train uses.
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