edit]. For locomotives powered by both external electricity and diesel fuel, see
electro-diesel below. For locomotives ...
This combination of diesel engine and electric generators and motors makes the
locomotive a hybrid vehicle. In this article, we'll start by learning why ...
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.
Definition: Modern diesel locomotives
that use a diesel
engine referred to as the "prime mover" to generate electricity
. The electrical
current is supplied to electric
powered driving wheels.
were introduced in the 1930s, and replaced steam locomot
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How diesel electric locomotives work, history and engineering.
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
Although diesel locomotives first came to American railroads in the 1920s, their
use was confined to switch engines, and later to passenger train locomotives.
The diesel-electric locomotive would also become a major milestone in
technological development for North American railroads as it symbolized the end
of the ...
Jan 26, 2014 ... EngineeringWhy are modern locomotives powered by diesel generators that
power electric motors? How can this be more efficient/powerful ...