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Diesel locomotive - Wikipedia


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

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, ...

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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 Electric Locomotives - Edison Tech Center


How diesel electric locomotives work, history and engineering.

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.

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

Diesel-Electric Locomotives - Museum of the American Railroad


Museum of the American Railroad Established 1963. MUSEUM COLLECTIONS - ROLLING STOCK. DIESEL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES: Atchison Topeka ...

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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 ...

why diesel electric locomotives? why not just diesel? | Yahoo Answers


the trains these days have diesel engines that power an electric motor ... Diesel Electric Locomotive ... Direct-coupled diesel-mechanical ...

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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 ...

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

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, ...