diesel-electric diesel-electric

Definition(s):

  • (n) a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine

Usage(s):

  1. Conventional diesel-electric submarines spend most of their time on the surface, are long and slender with sharp bows and flat decks.
  2. The diesel-electric locomotive orders should take up the slack between ship contracts.
  3. Smith's big job is to put Baldwin back into the running for a share of the booming diesel-electric locomotive market.

News

  1. N.Y. MTA to swap out hybrid bus engines for diesel

    NEW YORK CITY — The city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to pull back on its hybrid program, taking about a fourth of the city’s 1,677 diesel-electric hybrid buses and swapping out their hybrid engines for newer diesel ones, according to an International Business Times report.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Metro Magazine

  2. U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee to tour MTA's Alternative Fuels Facility in Grand Blanc

    U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, will tour the MTA's Alternative Fuels Facility in Grand Blanc Monday morning and get a look at new fleet of hydrogen, diesel-electric and propane bus and mini-bus fleet.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Flint Journal

  3. Warwick acquires hybrid Dial-A-Bus

    Photo by Roger Gavan Supervisor of Transportation Jennifer Crover at the wheel of the new hybrid diesel-electric bus. The hybrid diesel-electric bus can accommodate 28 passengers and two wheelchairs. It is also fitted with a bicycle rack in the front.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Warwick Advertiser

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