Did you know that freight trains are four times more fuel-efficient than trucks? Freight trains can move one ton of freight more than 470 miles on a single gallon of fuel. Bet you didn’t think something so powerful could be so environmentally friendly! In fact, since 1980, new “green” rail technologies and environmentally friendly operating practices have improved our fuel efficiency by more than 100 percent. These innovations are just another way that we’re designed to move a nation – now and for future generations.