This series of four articles covers design, characteristics, operation and maintenance of all the components making up the diesel-electric locomotive. Part I, Beginning an examination of today's motive power--from the bottom up, covers underframe and trucks, traction motors and axle gearing. Part 2, Cycles and cylinders, discusses diesel engines, water cooling system, lubricating oil systems, fuel system, and air filtration system. Part 3, Stopping and starting, describes hood and operating cab, braking systems, auxiliary power, main generator or alternator, and control concepts. Part 4, Magnets, mathematics and maintenance, includes descriptions of electromagnetism, throttle control, governor, power and tractive force, comments on maintenance, and purchasing and specifying locomotives.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Parts 2, 3 and 4 of this series can be found in "Trains" Vol. 39 No. 7, 8, and 9, respectively: May 1979, pp 44-51, June 1979, pp 46-51 and July 1979, pp 44-49.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle
    P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187-1612
  • Authors:
    • SMITH, V L
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 22-29
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  • Accession Number: 00195544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM