switch engine


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Noun1.switch engine - a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yardswitch engine - a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yard
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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Every flat-car, box-car, coach, asthmatic switch engine, and even hand-car that mob of Spiggoties had shoved off the dock into sixty feet of water on top of the Governor Hancock.
They heard the switch engines puffing in the railroad yards, and the rumbling thunder of the Seventh Street local slowing down in its run from the Mole to stop at West Oakland station.
These sophisticated powerplants are dual calibration engines, which enable the operator to switch engine power levels through an electronic key fob.
The quartet, aged between 24 and 31, were said to have specialised in driving around Dubai and Sharjah looking for abandoned cars, breaking their glass, reprogramming the switch engine, starting the cars and then stealing them during April 2015.
By deploying Panamax's iMax, companies that are planning to enter the wholesale VoIP business now have the opportunity to work with a scalable and high-performance switch engine that will assist them in quickly and effectively penetrating the market.
As he walked, a string of freight cars pushed by a switch engine approached from behind.
Neale revealed that the decision to switch engine suppliers came because Mercedes is increasingly centred on their own works team at Brackley responsible, in the last eight months, for stealing Hamilton and technical director Paddy Lowe.
switched from a GSE to a VSE (a vertical switch engine such as Amazon),
The facility is designed to accommodate high volume rail and truck traffic utilizing 33 truck dock doors, eight rail doors, a railcar storage track capacity of 50 cars with a dedicated owned switch engine, a 60-foot refrigerated dock and a 100-plus capacity trailer staging area.
Perryville Cold Storage is designed to accommodate high volume rail and truck traffic utilizing 33 truck dock doors, 8 rail doors, a railcar storage track capacity of 50 cars with a dedicated owned switch engine, a sixty foot refrigerated dock and a 100+ capacity trailer staging area.
Powershifts are undertaken using the dual clutch which can switch engine power between the two transmission sectors under load with no interruption to traction.
With that announcement, public officials and community leaders were given demonstrations and tours of the latest innovative equipment, including displays of BNSF's "Green Goat," a hybrid switch engine that uses a clean and efficient micro-turbine and batteries.