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transport and machinery
Vehicle with a diesel engine turning a generator that in turn powers the electric traction motors.
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Container for the sand that is strewn on the track in front of the wheels to provide friction.
compressed air reservoir
Storage chamber for the compressed air.
Device on each end of a locomotive or car for attaching it to another locomotive or car.
Steel bar attached to the frame that pushes aside debris from the track.
Ladder attached to the chassis for climbing up to or down from the locomotive.
Wheel acting as a generator to turn the traction motor, which slows down the train.
Reservoir containing the diesel fuel that makes the vehicle self-sufficient.
Generator driven by the diesel engine, which in turn supplies electricity to the traction motors.
Guardrail to prevent falls.
Sounding device warning of the train’s approach.
Compartment where the engineer operates the locomotive and has a view of the track ahead.
Panel containing the locomotive’s main controls.
Device providing electricity for starting the engine and for the lights and other electrical devices when the engine is at rest.
Mechanism cooling the traction motors.
Device circulating oil throughout the engine to reduce friction between its moving parts.
Reservoir for the cooling water.
Combustion engine in which the compressed air becomes sufficiently hot to ignite the injected fuel.
Device removing dust from the air entering the engine.
Lamp illuminating the track.
Vessel in which the coolant, which circulates around the engine, is cooled by means of flowing air.
Bladed mechanism blowing air through the radiators to cool the coolant inside them.
Device supplying the compressed air that operates various pneumatic equipment, especially the brakes.
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