Re: a dumb query? pls humor me
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On 03/01/07 14:38, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> #3) Locomotives are *not* /hybrids/.
> Er... wha? Diesel engine which powers the electric engine. Hybrid car is
> a gas engine powering an electric one. Are you saying the difference in fuel
> is what makes a loco non-hybrid?
You forgot the batteries.
Diesel-electric locomotives may not always be considered
hybrids, not having energy storage on board, unless they
are fed with electricity via a collector for short distances
(for example, in tunnels with emission limits), in which
case they are better classified as dual-mode vehicles.
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