This paper presents a phase-zero evaluation case of installing on-off-board hybrid powered Electric Motor Vehicle (EMV) in existing and new local line and reports development of a model fuel cell powered locomotive. EMV such as electric car and locomotive are a new conceptual EMV using hybrid power between off-board substation and on-board Regenerative Fuel Cell (RFC) power system with Metal Hydride (MH) stored hydrogen generated with water electrolyzer by off-board surplus power. In this study, it is estimated a possibility to close power gap over 30 % in placing the new conceptual vehicle. The Locomotive is a 110 cm long locomotive powered by a 20 W PEMFC configured with 20 cells and supplied with about 2 g hydrogen, from a cylinder of 100 g metal hydride, and natural convection air (02). Measuring 50 cm (W), 50 cm (H), and weighting 25.9 kgf, the locomotive has a permanent magnet motor with a rated power 38 W (12 V, 3 A) and ran on railway that has a gauge of 126 mm (3'6“/8.5=4.94”), a length of 100 m. The performance of this train was acceleration of 0.5 m/s, cruising speed of 4.1 m/s at traction force of 15.8 N (1.6 kgf), average rolling friction of 5 N (460 gf).