In a steam locomotive electric power is provided through small turbo-generator.
Locomotive having monomotor bogies has better coefficient of adhesion, are suited both for passanger as well as freight service, has better riding qualities due to the reduction of lateral forces.
Plugging braking method can bring the locomotive to dead stop.
For given maximum axle load tractive efforts of AC. locomotive will be more than that of D.C. locomotive.
The overall efficiency of steam locomotive is around 5 to 10 percent.
Electric locomotive has the highest operational availability.
The speed of a locomotive is controlled by gear box.
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