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Trains – Will They Have a New Renaissance?

Positive Future #33 (Feature photo – Wide bodied rail car of Indian Railways with luxury seats and air conditioning. – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) If one follows the sub-popular news, there can be hints of big events on the horizon. Indian Railways, the India State railroad conglomerate, carries over 8 billion passengers a year. Of their over 11,000 locomotives, over 5,200 are electric. With over 1.3 million employees, the Indian Railways is the 8th largest employer in the world. India just announced it was closing two large coal plants and is in the process of building new solar installations. Indian Railways, is seeking to further electrify its systems, but with…

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