Full steam ahead for electric freight trains

Wabtec Corp. unveiled the world’s first battery-powered, heavy-haul locomotive this week in Pennsylvania. Freight rail is only just catching up on electrified transportation.

By Maria Gallucci  . 

A large pink train sits on tracks in front of an office building and next to tall trees
Wabtec's battery-powered locomotive has 7 megawatt-hours of energy capacity. (Dan Cappellazzo/AP Images for Wabtec Corporation)