Oh, my gentle snowflakes, the next time I climb onto the train for my trek to Texas, I will be participating in a grand experiment.
The Heartland Flyer will begin testing a renewable biodiesel blend to run the train. photo:Bill Accord
The important thing here is that the biodiesel does not involve the use of food crops. This biodiesel will come from beef byproducts! (Something we have plenty of in Oklahoma.)
Two, count 'em, 2 of my favorite things:
1) alternative energy (reduction of the use of fossil fuels, especially foreign crude oil) and
2) riding the train.
I ask you, how happy can an old girl get?