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Coal-fired tourist trains converting to oil in Durango

 

February 23, 2020



DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has debuted its first locomotive that runs on oil, a more environmentally friendly fuel source that holds less fire risk than a traditional coal-burning engine.

For the past two years, the D&SNG's crews have worked to convert the No. 493, an early 1900s coal-burning locomotive, to be able to run off oil. It's the first of what's expected to be several conversions from coal-fired to oil-burning engines, as the city's top tourist attraction braces itself for the future.

"We need to be prepared and just recognize the changin...



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