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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.

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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, the machinery was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Electrical Contacts and Assemblies for Diesel Electric Locomotives ...


Diesel Electric - Hoyt is a leading supplier of electrical contacts and contact assemblies for diesel electric locomotives and mining equipment. Because customer ...

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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 ...

Diesel Locomotives - American-Rails.com


The diesel-electric locomotive would also become a major milestone in technological development for North American railroads as it symbolized the end of the ...

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


Nov 17, 2012 ... the trains these days have diesel engines that power an electric motor which moves the train. why do they have electric motors? why can't they ...