This recently received, and now posted here by Ed. Gordon, can anyone help?
Subject: Battery electric rail vehicles
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:17:00 +0000
I am the chairman of a small society that owns a 1900 built narrow gauge electric locomotive, which drew its power from a torlley pole and oerhead trolley wires. We are having to relocate the engine to a new site where overhead wires will not be available. This would mean it would be a non runner, unless we opt to convert to a battery electric format. The locomotive has a cargo space that could carry 12 tons of minerals, so has accessible space for suitable batteries.
Do you have any information on battery electric rail vehicles that might be of help to us.