Locomotive

  • an hxd1d electric locomotive hauling a passenger train in china
    pacific national diesel locomotives in australia showing three body types, cab unit, hood unit and box cab
    an r class steam locomotive number r707 as operated by the victorian railways of australia

    a locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. if a locomotive is capable of carrying a payload, it is usually rather referred to as a multiple unit, motor coach, railcar or power car; the use of these self-propelled vehicles is increasingly common for passenger trains, but rare for freight (see cargosprinter and iron highway).

    traditionally, locomotives pulled trains from the front. however, push-pull operation has become common, where the train may have a locomotive (or locomotives) at the front, at the rear, or at each end.

  • etymology
  • classifications
  • use
  • operational role
  • wheel arrangement
  • remote control locomotives
  • comparison to multiple units
  • locomotives in numismatics
  • see also
  • references
  • bibliography
  • external links

An HXD1D electric locomotive hauling a passenger train in China
An R class steam locomotive number R707 as operated by the Victorian Railways of Australia

A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. If a locomotive is capable of carrying a payload, it is usually rather referred to as a multiple unit, motor coach, railcar or power car; the use of these self-propelled vehicles is increasingly common for passenger trains, but rare for freight (see CargoSprinter and Iron Highway).

Traditionally, locomotives pulled trains from the front. However, push-pull operation has become common, where the train may have a locomotive (or locomotives) at the front, at the rear, or at each end.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Lokomotief
Alemannisch: Lokomotive
العربية: قاطرة
asturianu: Llocomotora
Avañe'ẽ: Ñemýiha
azərbaycanca: Lokomotiv
беларуская: Лакаматыў
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Лякаматыў
भोजपुरी: रेलइंजन
български: Локомотив
Boarisch: Lok
brezhoneg: Stlejerez
català: Locomotora
čeština: Lokomotiva
dansk: Lokomotiv
Deutsch: Lokomotive
eesti: Vedur
español: Locomotora
Esperanto: Lokomotivo
euskara: Lokomotor
فارسی: لوکوموتیو
français: Locomotive
Gàidhlig: Inneal-siubhail
galego: Locomotora
한국어: 기관차
հայերեն: Լոկոմոտիվ
हिन्दी: रेल-इंजन
hrvatski: Lokomotiva
Bahasa Indonesia: Lokomotif
italiano: Locomotiva
עברית: קטר (רכבת)
қазақша: Локомотив
Kiswahili: Injinitreni
latviešu: Lokomotīve
Lëtzebuergesch: Lokomotiv
lietuvių: Lokomotyvas
Ligure: Locomotiva
lumbaart: Locomotiva
magyar: Mozdony
македонски: Локомотива
Bahasa Melayu: Lokomotif
мокшень: Электроулав
日本語: 機関車
norsk: Lokomotiv
norsk nynorsk: Lokomotiv
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Lokomotiv
polski: Lokomotywa
português: Locomotiva
Qaraqalpaqsha: Lokomotiv
Ripoarisch: Lokomotiv
română: Locomotivă
Runa Simi: Antakuyu
русский: Локомотив
Scots: Locomotive
Seeltersk: Lokomotive
shqip: Lokomotiva
Simple English: Locomotive
slovenčina: Rušeň
slovenščina: Lokomotiva
српски / srpski: Локомотива
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Lokomotiva
Sunda: Lokomotip
suomi: Veturi
svenska: Lok
Türkçe: Lokomotif
українська: Локомотив
Tiếng Việt: Đầu máy xe lửa
Võro: Vitur
Winaray: Lokomotiba
吴语: 铁路机车
ייִדיש: לאקאמאטיוו
粵語: 火車頭
中文: 鐵路機車