Locomotive

Locomotive, Self-propelled railway vehicle.

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A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. If a locomotive is capable of carrying a payload, it is usually rather referred to as a multiple unit, motor coach, railcar or power car; the use of these self-propelled vehicles is increasingly common for passenger trains, but rare for freight (see CargoSprinter and Iron Highway). Traditionally, locomotives pulled trains from the front. However, push-pull operation has become common, where the train may have a locomotive (or locomotives) at the front, at the rear, or at each end. Most recently railroads have begun adopting DPU or distributed power.

Steam locomotive
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Steam locomotive ... Play media A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fuelled by burning...

Diesel locomotive
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Diesel locomotive ... A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine. Several types of diesel locomotives have been developed...

Berkshire locomotive
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Berkshire locomotive ... The Class A-1 Berkshire locomotive is a 2-8-4 steam locomotive first built in 1925 by the Lima Locomotive Works. The design was initially intended to...

Electric locomotive
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Electric locomotive ... An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or a supercapacitor...

Locomotive Breath
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Locomotive Breath ... "Locomotive Breath" is a song by the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull from their 1971 album, Aqualung. Written as a comment on population growth...

Triplex locomotive
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Triplex locomotive ... A Triplex locomotive is a steam locomotive that divides the driving force on its wheels by using three pairs of cylinders rigidly mounted to a single locomotive...

Tank locomotive
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Tank locomotive ... A tank locomotive or tank engine is a steam locomotive that carries its water in one or more on-board water tanks, instead of a more traditional tender...

Fireless locomotive
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Fireless locomotive ... A fireless locomotive is a type of locomotive which uses reciprocating engines powered from a reservoir of compressed air or steam, which is filled at...

Locomotive Acts
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Locomotive Acts ... century. The first three, The Locomotives on Highways Act 1861, The Locomotive Act 1865 and the Highways and Locomotives (Amendment) Act 1878, contained...

Genset locomotive
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Genset locomotive ... A genset locomotive is a locomotive in which a number of smaller diesel engines are used rather than a single large engine. The term is short for "generator...

Vectron (locomotive)
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American Locomotive Company
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Articulated locomotive
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Prima (locomotive)
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Fairlie locomotive
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The Yonah (locomotive)
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War locomotive
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Invicta (locomotive)
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Motorman (locomotive)
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