In a diesel-electric locomotive, the diesel engine drives either an electrical DC
generator (generally, less than 3,000 ...
It combines some great mechanical technology, including a huge, 12-cylinder,
two-stroke diesel engine, with some heavy duty electric motors and generators, ...
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
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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.
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
The ignition of diesel fuel pushes pistons connected to an electric generator. The
resulting electricity powers motors connected to the wheels of the locomotive.
Diesel-electric locomotives have been around in one shape or form since 1918
when the American Locomotive Company (Alco) joined with General Electric and
The Physics of Electric Locomotives ... Though electric locomotives are more
efficient than steam and diesel locomotives, electrification of railway lines is ...
What is a diesel locomotive? Actually, it is more properly called a diesel-electric
locomotive. The concept is relatively simple: An oil-burning engine turns an ...
diesel-electric locomotive  click to hear. Vehicle with a diesel engine turning a
generator that in turn powers the electric traction motors. diesel-electric ...