diesel locomotive

Definitions of diesel locomotive

n a locomotive driven by a diesel engine

diesel-electric, diesel-electric locomotive
a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine
diesel-hydraulic, diesel-hydraulic locomotive
a locomotive driven by a hydraulic transmission system powered by a diesel engine
Type of:
engine, locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive
a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks

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