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The Seventh International Hydrail Conference (7IHC) will be held on 3 - 4 July 2012 at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Our hosts will be the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education whose mission is "providing fundamental scientific research, knowledge transfer and education to the international railway community." Additional details available at Conference Information Online Registration
A small-town environmental transit project has reached around the world. History of the Mooresville Hydrail Initiative.
21 June 2011 | Feature Article | The hydrail concept promises cleaner rail travel in the future thanks to a new breed of hydrogen-powered train. With Japan, the US, China and the EU all having announced research into this relatively new technology, Rowan Watt-Pringle examines the potential for a lean, green new transport sector.
BBC Features The Great Train Race BBC Video | Fuel cell-powered model train wins 10-mile race... Fuel Cell Today 21-June-2011 Hydrogen Fuel Cell-powered Switch Locomotive CNN Report on YouTube | Pentagon Channel News via YouTube | News features on the world's first hydrogen and fuel cell-powered switch locomotive, developed by Vehicle Projects LLC of Colorado.  
Nov. 29, 2010 - China has successfully launched its first new energy fuel cell light-rail train. According to the People's Daily Online, the locomotive was jointly developed by the China North Vehicle Yongji Electric Motor Corporation and theSouthwest Jiaotong University. In addition to using hydrogen fuel to provide power using a fuel cell, the hydrail locomotive also uses an advanced permanent-magnet synchronous motor.  
Presentations from the conference are available for download (PDF format) at The Sixth International Hydrail Conference was held on 1-2 July 2010 on the campus of Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey. The 2010 conference was generously hosted by the International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (ICHET), a project of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). For more information about the conference or to download presentations...
By: Willie D. Jones (Sept. 2009) Advocates of hydrogen-fuel-cell propulsion have a new target for their technology: trolleys. At the Fifth International Hydrail conference, held 11 and 12 June in Charlotte, N.C., engineers and transit planners concluded that streetcars are an ideal early application for...[More from IEEE Spectrum]
The BNSF Railway Co. and Vehicle Projects Inc. unveiled their hydrogen-powered fuel cell locomotive...[More from Topeka Capital-Journal] Fuel Cell Today coverage BNSF Railway Co. Press Release
11-12 June 2009 | Charlotte, NC, USA Conference Downloads Conference Presentations Conference Program [PDF] Speaker Biographies [PDF] A conference featuring the latest developments in renewable energy-powered, carbon-neutral mass transit. Hydrogen-powered transit technology (Hydrail) is an energy-independent and low-cost public transportation option that protects local air quality and facilitates the ease of transition to tomorrow's hydrogen-based economy.
9 June 2008 | Valencia, Spain Presentations now available for download, see the conference web page.