diesel-electric locomotive

  1. a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine
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How To Use diesel-electric locomotive In A Sentence

  • Even though by 1960 the old steam locomotives were abandoned for the much more efficient diesel-electric locomotives, the tide could not be turned.
  • Further discussions with British Rail top management led to the suggestion that the company should purchase their own fleet of diesel-electric locomotives, able to conform with company's requirements for power and reliability.
  • Although concentrated ore continued to be transported to the Anaconda smelter until 1980, the line was converted for use by diesel-electric locomotives in 1967.
  • Canadian National Railway freight cars, powered by an GE AC4400CW diesel-electric locomotive, heading west through Lake Louise Station in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
  • Ford and GM were global manufacturing powers prior to the Interstate system and GM was THE diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer for 40 years. blackadder @ 29: Matthew Yglesias » Mass Transit is As American as Apple Pie
  • Steam remained the unchallenged source of power for railroads until 1925, when the Central Railroad of New Jersey introduced the first diesel-electric locomotive.
  • More recently, diesel-electric locomotives and many of the monster trucks used in mining have made the transition to electric drive trains.
  • But now it's your cue to say there's an accountant with a speech impediment on the other side of the room with whom you are eager to discuss the history of diesel-electric locomotives on the former British Railways Western Region.
  • The company has acquired new rolling stock like Chinese diesel-electric locomotives and fuel tankers.
  • You could hear the great diesel-electric locomotive miles away, just as you could hear its steam-powered predecessor clattering through the lowlands of the Hills of Clare.
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