Prime mover (locomotive)

main power source in a locomotive

In engineering, a prime mover is an engine that converts fuel to useful work. In locomotives, the prime mover is thus the source of power for its propulsion.[1] The term is generally used when discussing about any locomotive powered by an internal combustion engine.

References change

  1. Boyle, Bryan 'Bob' (2000). The Napier Way. Bookmarque Publishing. p. 149. ISBN 1-870519-57-4.