As reported by Transportation Evolved & BusinessWire, the World's first battery locomotive has its debut at Wabtec, ERIE, Pa. The FLXdrive locomotive is described as a heavy-haul locomotive. AND it must be, with a batterypack capacity of 7 Megawatt-hrs. Australia's Roy Hill & "the country's most successful private company", Hancock Prospecting, is the first customer. Once final installations & testings are complete, the locomotive will make the 10,500 mile journey to Pilbara, west Australia, in 2024, to be used in one of the World's best mining districts. Supposedly, "double-digit" reductions in fuel costs & emissions are expected!