electric locomotive

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Noun1.electric locomotive - a locomotive that is powered by an electric motorelectric locomotive - a locomotive that is powered by an electric motor
electric motor - a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
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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I mention this because there was once an article about me--this is really weird--claiming that the reason I became conservative was a deep resentment that my mother had taken my electric trains and given them to these spies' children.
With the shift made from water to road, horse-drawn trains (introduced in 1888) were replaced by electric trains in 1897.
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The first train was hauled by a diesel locomotive and took 16 h to travel from the port to Merebe Mermersa, but this is expected to be decreased to between 10 h and 12 h when construction is completed in 2016 and electric trains are able to run at up to 120 km/h.
The revamp is to enable the site to handle a new fleet of electric trains as part of the electrification of Northern rail services, including the busy Liverpool to Manchester link.
A DUTCH transport group has con-firmed that Hitachi Rail Europe is its preferred bidder for the construction of electric trains for Scotrail.
We will also continue to work closely with the operator to deliver additional electric trains which will strengthen services across the network.
DEPLOYING normal electric trains on the Valley Lines will waste money and energy compared with the "tram-train" alternative, a veteran rail manager has warned.
SPRUCED-UP old electric trains will be ideal for the Valleys Lines in future because they will cost much less than new trains while providing many benefits, says a former British Rail manager.
Bulgaria's State Railway Company BDZ seems set to collapse as the German bank KfW has demanded back 50 diesel and electric trains that the Bulgarian government has bought after 2003.
Swiss company Stadler has been awarded the contract announced by the Estonian operator of passenger rail services Elektriraudtee to supply 18 electric trains and 10 diesel trains to Estonia, reports bbn.
Compared to diesels, electric trains are: Faster - meaning reduced journey times because of quicker acceleration and shorter stopping distances, particularly for suburban services with frequent stops.