Did the Grade of Diesel Fuel Used by Railroads Matter?

Posted on September 25th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Throughout the entire 20th century, American railroads were allowed to kick off as much diesel exhaust as they wanted. So railroads and the locomotive manufacturers had little incentive to lessen diesel emissions. From World War II forward, they developed locomotive […]

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Metra’s Fleet of Dirty Locomotives: What You Should Know

Posted on August 10th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Many railroad workers in the Chicago area are diagnosed with cancer and leukemia annually. This stems, in part, from the use of old and inefficient locomotives by railroads like Metra, Union Pacific, BNSF and Amtrak. Federal regulations pertaining to railroad […]

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Diesel Exhaust and Chicago Union Station – Part 2 – Initial Air Quality Testing Results

Posted on July 25th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

In January of 2010, the Chicago Reporter first reported that commuters who ride passenger trains in Chicago are exposed to “really extreme levels” of cancer-causing diesel exhaust. Testing performed in 2009 by the Clean Air Task Force and commissioned by […]

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Chicago Union Station – The Diesel Exhaust Problem

Posted on July 23rd, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Diesel exhaust is a known carcinogen. Every day, over 100,000 people come and go from Chicago Union Station. And every day, those passengers and all the railroad workers who serve them are exposed to “huge levels” of diesel exhaust. Here […]

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Chicago – The Nation’s Freight Handler

Posted on June 18th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

In 1914, the poet Carl Sandburg published his great poem, “Chicago”, which included the following: Hog Butcher for the World, Tool maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big […]

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