1. a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine
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  • Why is there no diesel-electric hybrid? Times, Sunday Times
  • Some would rather that Taiwan's military purchase diesel-electric submarines to help deter China's growing naval might. White House Briefs Congress Staff on Taiwan
  • The nuclear-powered craft were also vastly more comfortable than their diesel-electric predecessors. Times, Sunday Times
  • Most are modern, quiet, diesel-electric submarines, which can be difficult to detect.
  • China's submarine fleet includes 66 boats, most of them ageing diesel-electric vessels, McGinty said.
  • As part of the deal, French train maker Alstom chose MAN engines to run its new Coradia Polyvalent railcar with diesel-electric drive, which will be operated by France's SNCF from 2011 onwards. Business Watch
  • Towards the stern, the propulsion was mangled, the diesel-electric engine still trying to turn.
  • They were seldom used on diesel-electrics but were used on some diesel-mechanical and diesel-hydraulic locomotives.
  • Washington also is stalling on Taiwan's long-standing request for diesel-electric submarines. Taiwan Seeks to Move U.S. on Arms Sales
  • That number could swell if petrol- and diesel-electric hybrids catch on faster.
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