Diesel-Electric Train Engines

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Diesel-Electric Train Engines

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Old rusted diesel-electric train engines in the semi-abandoned train yard in Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)

If you know the make and model of those train engines, please email me or post a comment.

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.

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Photo taken on March 10, 2004
32, Limón, Costa Rica
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WAooooo This Bring me so beautiful memories when I Use to Live in Valle de la Estrella and the train was the main transportation . . .rode that train so many time with my parents back and forward (Limon-Valle De La Estrella) Those beautiful days are son Gone
Hi, i from Costa Rica, this locomotive its a General Electric U11B here en my country have somo of this locomotives, we have, GE U5B, GE U10B and like this GE 11B. They carry Bananas en Port Limon and passenjers in the Capital San Jose. I hope help you, your photos are very nice. My email its coyoteticocr [email removed - click "Add a Comment" to view email] Alex Bermudez C.