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Diesel locomotive


In a diesel-electric locomotive, the diesel engine drives either an electrical DC generator (generally, less than 3,000 ...

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Jun 25, 2012 ... York-Durham Heritage Railway engineer, Brad L. explains the basics of how a diesel electric locomotive works using an ALCO RS-11.

Diesel Locomotive Technology - Railway Technical Web Pages


The modern diesel locomotive is a self contained version of the electric locomotive. Like the electric locomotive, it has electric drive, in the form of traction motors ...

Diesel Electric Locomotives - Edison Tech Center


How diesel electric locomotives work, history and engineering.

Diesel Locomotives - American-Rails.com


Diesel-electric locomotives have been around in one shape or form since 1918 when the American Locomotive Company (Alco) joined with General Electric and  ...

What Makes A Diesel Locomotive Work? - Mid-Continent Railway ...


The ignition of diesel fuel pushes pistons connected to an electric generator. The resulting electricity powers motors connected to the wheels of the locomotive.

Why do trains use diesel electric powerplants while large ships use ...


In a diesel-electric locomotive, the electrical generator and motors are the transmission. When I worked in a locomotive factory 40 years ago, the machinery was ...

Evolution | GE Transportation


Powered by GE Transportation's 12 cylinder diesel engine, the Evolution Series ... The Evolution Series Locomotive meets the most stringent emissions ..... Trademarks are proprietary to General Electric Company or their respective owners.

vossloh-locomotives.com - Products and Services - New locomotive ...


New diesel-electric traction. With its all-new family of locomotives, Vossloh Locomotives is setting new standards in terms of engineering, a sound long-term  ...

Diesel-Electric Locomotives - Museum of the American Railroad


VO-1000, 1000 HP Diesel-Electric Switcher, (In-line 8 cylinder De La Vergne NA engine) Baldwin Locomotive Works, Eddystone, PA B/N 69654 Sept. 1943

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How Diesel Locomotives Work | HowStuffWorks


It combines some great mechanical technology, including a huge, 12-cylinder, two-stroke diesel engine, with some heavy duty electric motors and generators, ...

UP: Diesel-Electric Locomotives


Although diesel locomotives first came to American railroads in the 1920s, their use was confined to switch engines, and later to passenger train locomotives.

Steve's Railroad Pages, Information on Diesel-Electric & Electric ...


The traditional electric motor on a diesel-electric or electric locomotive is a DC motor. Internally, DC motors have two main components: the stator is the ...