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diesel-electric locomotive [2]click to hear

Vehicle with a diesel engine turning a generator that in turn powers the electric traction motors.
diesel-electric locomotive [2] sandbox coupler head pilot side footboard fuel tank safety rail horn driver’s cab headlight compressed air reservoir dynamic brake main generator control stand battery ventilator lubricating system water tank diesel engine air filter radiator ventilating fan air compressor

sandbox click to hear

Container for the sand that is strewn on the track in front of the wheels to provide friction.

coupler head click to hear

Device on each end of a locomotive or car for attaching it to another locomotive or car.

pilot click to hear

Steel bar attached to the frame that pushes aside debris from the track.

side footboard click to hear

Ladder attached to the chassis for climbing up to or down from the locomotive.

fuel tank click to hear

Reservoir containing the diesel fuel that makes the vehicle self-sufficient.

safety rail click to hear

Guardrail to prevent falls.

horn click to hear

Sounding device warning of the train’s approach.

driver’s cab click to hear

Compartment where the engineer operates the locomotive and has a view of the track ahead.

headlight click to hear

Lamp illuminating the track.

compressed air reservoir click to hear

Storage chamber for the compressed air.

dynamic brake click to hear

Wheel acting as a generator to turn the traction motor, which slows down the train.

main generator click to hear

Generator driven by the diesel engine, which in turn supplies electricity to the traction motors.

control stand click to hear

Panel containing the locomotive’s main controls.

battery click to hear

Device providing electricity for starting the engine and for the lights and other electrical devices when the engine is at rest.

ventilator click to hear

Mechanism cooling the traction motors.

lubricating system click to hear

Device circulating oil throughout the engine to reduce friction between its moving parts.

water tank click to hear

Reservoir for the cooling water.

diesel engine click to hear

Combustion engine in which the compressed air becomes sufficiently hot to ignite the injected fuel.

air filter click to hear

Device removing dust from the air entering the engine.

radiator click to hear

Vessel in which the coolant, which circulates around the engine, is cooled by means of flowing air.

ventilating fan click to hear

Bladed mechanism blowing air through the radiators to cool the coolant inside them.

air compressor click to hear

Device supplying the compressed air that operates various pneumatic equipment, especially the brakes.