diesel-electric train engine

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diesel-electric train engine

Scavenged diesel-electric train engine in a Semi-abandoned train yard in Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)

Diesel-electric engine work this way: A diesel engine generate electricity by powering large generators, and this electricity then powers large electric motors attached to the axles of the wheels.­ This way there is no need for gears and a clutch, so the system is lighter, simpler and more efficient.­

I jumped a fence to take those amazing photos.­ The train depot is (almost) abandoned.­ Several rusted, half disassembled diesel-electric train engines are sitting in the yard.­

abandoned
atlantic railway
costa rica
decay
diesel-electric
locomotive
puerto limon
rusted
rusty
train depot
train engine
train yard
trespassing
urban exploration
March 10, 2004
Route 32, Limón, Costa Rica