diesel locomotive

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Noun1.diesel locomotive - a locomotive driven by a diesel enginediesel locomotive - a locomotive driven by a diesel engine
diesel engine, diesel motor, diesel - an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
diesel-electric, diesel-electric locomotive - a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine
diesel-hydraulic, diesel-hydraulic locomotive - a locomotive driven by a hydraulic transmission system powered by a diesel engine
locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive, engine - a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
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The 'electrics' ran successfully until the 1960s when falling passenger numbers and outdated rolling stock and infrastructure finally led to their withdrawal and replacement by diesel trains.
RAIL passengers in Kirklees can look forward to enjoying the comfort of new electric and diesel trains by the end of 2018.
Prof Cole, of the University of South Wales, said the only solution to overcrowding is more trains but that is likely to take a minimum of two years because of the lack of available diesel trains in the UK, where the bulk of lines are electrified.
Prof Cole, of the University of South Wales, said that the only solution to overcrowding is more trains but that is likely to take two years because of the lack of available diesel trains in the UK, where the bulk of lines are electrified.
The Latvian Economic Police have started a criminal probe into a project providing for the modernisation of six diesel trains for 22 million euros, the Panorama evening news program of Latvian Television reported.
This means the standards of maintenance and signalling are suitable for passenger train use and in theory, given the reconstruction of stations at Moseley and Kings Heath, a service into New street could start at once, albeit with diesel trains.
There are no more diesel trains left in the UK and there are no more being built.
Reinstating the 23-mile double track rail line for passenger use by existing diesel trains would be much more cost effective, easier to achieve and be within the capabilities of Network Rail and the ITA.
No new diesel trains featured in Britain's rolling stock strategy, published last year, because electrification of additional routes was meant to ease the shortage of trains.
The Department for Transport had to step in to prevent a capacity crisis in the north of England because of a shortage of diesel trains.
BDZ may lose 25 diesel trains and 3407 freight cars, according to Capital Daily.