So, I keep seeing and hearing these ads for CSX that claim they can “move a ton of freight 436 miles on one gallon of fuel.” Now, don’t get me wrong — I love trains. I would be quite happy for the US to increase our use of freight trains and decrease the number of trucks on the road, as well as increase the passenger rail system.
But how on earth can this claim be true? A ton of freight? 436 miles? On one gallon of fuel?
I’m trying to do some digging into this, and I welcome your comments or insight. Am I missing something obvious in this equation? I feel like I must be, since no one else seems to have a problem with it, from what I can tell.
Yes, these are the things that clog up my brain ….