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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 ...

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, ...

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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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.

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 ...

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.

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  ...

The Physics of the Electric Locomotive


The Physics of Electric Locomotives ... Though electric locomotives are more efficient than steam and diesel locomotives, electrification of railway lines is ...

Diesel Locomotive FAQ - Exotic Diesel Locomotives


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 [2] click to hear. Vehicle with a diesel engine turning a generator that in turn powers the electric traction motors. diesel-electric ...

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Diesel Electric Locomotives - Edison Tech Center


How diesel electric locomotives work, history and engineering.

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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.

Information on Diesel-Electric & Electric Locomotives - LocalNet


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 ...