The Past and the Future!
Alaska Canadian Hydrogen-Electric Railroad
North America, China, Russia, Europe High Speed Railroad
High-Speed Rail Transportation
1. North America
800 miles of track between Fairbanks, Alaska and the Canadian Rail Road
this connects North America
(considered a short Spur, in Railroad terms)
2. Alaska Bering Straight
this connects America, China and Europe
The Bering Straight migration theory suggests that humans began crossing the Bering Straight as early as 15,000 B.C.
The area of the Bering Land Bridge, called by some scholars “Beringia” is thought to have been a 500-mile wide swath of land covered with tundra-like vegetation used by both humans and animals to cross into the North American arctic regions and beyond.
This swath of land is thought to have been created 20,000 to 25,000 years ago, near the end of the Pleistocene (Ice Ages).
Continental glaciers forming in the northern hemisphere locked up so much water that the level of the oceans are thought to have dropped more than 300 feet lower than present levels.
Upgrade to Twin Track High Speed Rail
this will give the world 200 years of Economic Development
private companies ran both the passenger and freight trains in the United States.
In those years the Federal Government paid little attention to Railroads as they all seem to make lots of money, and new technology & Industries Lobbied for financial support until the auto & plane Industry surpassed the Railroads.
So the Railroad corporations made a deal with the federal government that they would keep the profitable freight business, and let the government take over the money-losing passenger lines, the Federal Governments response was Amtrak.
Today, many believe that U.S. passenger Rail lines, with appropriate use of new technologies such as mag lev (magnetically levitated)
and Hydrogen-Electric High-Speed Rail, can be profitable once again.
Beyond profitability, high-speed train travel will become an essential transportation mode of the future.
Among the many advantages of these faster safer trains are economic growth, lower housing costs, reduced traffic and urban congestion, and a cleaner environment.
High speed Rail is a "green" technology that will ease our reliance on cars, planes and hydrocarbon fuels as it changes our commuting and other travel habits.
Currently there is in the USA 140,000 miles of rail line and 150,000 grade crossings.
Tech 2100 - High Speed Rail shows how our country is rolling toward better use of these exciting new trains, and how they will change our world.
This 30-minute TV program is co-hosted by two leading experts in the nation: Mark Dysart, President of the High Speed Rail Association, and Jolene Molitoris, Federal Railroad Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. Clearly, the Europeans and Japanese have left us in their tracks.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky -
a Russian school teacher.
He anticipated and solved many of the problems that were going to come up for rocket powered flight and drew up several rocket designs.
He determined that liquid fuel rockets would be needed to get to space, and that the rockets would need to be built in stages (he called them "rocket trains").
He concluded that oxygen and hydrogen
would be the most powerful fuels to use. He had predicted how, 65 years later, the Saturn V rocket would operate for the first landing of men on the moon.
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As the number of city dwellers increases, so do problems like overcrowding, pollution, housing shortages and aging infrastructure.
The online mini-documentary, “The Future of Cities,” explores the ways citizens are mobilizing to address these issues. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano reports.
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Hydrogen-Electric High-Speed Train Transportation Technology
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This New Technology will lead the World into an era of Supper Fast, Safe, Reliable, Green Transnational Transportation.
World's First Fuel Cell-Powered Train Locomotive Slated for 2008
MesoFuel, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Vehicle Projects LLC of Denver, CO to design and manufacture the hydrogen generator for a fuel cell-powered train locomotive.
This will be the largest fuel cell powered vehicle ever built. This project was conceived by Vehicle Projects and completion is scheduled for 2008.
"We selected MesoFuel to design and manufacture the ammonia-based hydrogen generation system because of the compactness and efficiency of its MesoChannel hydrogen generation systems," said Vehicle Projects LLC President Arnold Miller.
"MesoFuel is the leader in power-dense hydrogen generation from ammonia, and the ability to process this attractive fuel was a key consideration for us
"MesoFuel, along with multiple organizations, will work on the multi-million dollar project in order to produce a complete fuel cell power source that is capable of replacing diesel engines in locomotives.
"Providing a simple, low fuel cost ammonia-based hydrogen generation system for this project is exciting because ammonia is an excellent fuel choice," said MesoFuel CEO Ned Godshall.
"It has an extremely high volumetric energy content and is available nationwide via railcar.
Three-quarters of all the atoms in ammonia are hydrogen atoms --
this liquid is one of the most energy-dense forms of hydrogen available --
and so is therefore ideal for the distribution and production of the hydrogen needed for hydrogen fuel cells.
" In addition to the fuel-cell-locomotive project, fuel cells are expected to soon have numerous commercial and defense applications because they provide an efficient, zero-emission power source required for future technologically-advanced electronic systems and vehicles.
MesoFuel products enable the on-site, on-demand production of pure hydrogen for fuel cells.
The development of MesoFuel technologies have been partly funded under the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Palm Power Program and the Army Research Office. MesoFuel, Inc.
(http://www.mesofuel.com) of Albuquerque, NM focuses on the introduction of low-cost hydrogen generators into commercial fuel cell markets.
Using micro- and meso-scale technology, the company produces on-site, on-demand hydrogen generators for environmentally-friendly consumer, industrial, and military fuel cell applications.
MesoFuel has developed hydrogen generation systems that operate on a variety of fuels, including both light and heavy hydrocarbons, de-carbonized fuels such as ammonia, and renewable fuels such as soy diesel. MesoFuel provides the fuel for fuel cells.