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Definition: Electric locomotive


Locomotive with one or more electric motors, deriving current primarily from overhead wires or conductor rails or from accumulators carried on the locomotive.
Note: A locomotive so equipped which has also an engine (diesel or other) to supply current to the electric motor when it cannot be obtained from an overhead wire or from a conductor rail is classed as an electric locomotive.
Glossary For Transport Statistics, Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, Third edition