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diesel-electric

a locomotive fitted with a diesel engine driving an electric generator that feeds electric traction motors
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A green vessel "With its diesel electric engines, this vessel has significantly lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions -- illustrating Stanford Marine's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint," comments Elias Nassif, CEO of Stanford Marine Group.
With its diesel electric engines this vessel has significantly lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions -- illustrating Stanford Marine's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint," remarked Elias Nassif, CEO of Stanford Marine Group.
During question-hour session, he said that the Locomotive Factory Risalpur has prepared 45 diesel electric engines from equipments given by China in knocked down conditions during the last five years, adding, China has repaired and upgraded 459 passenger bogies under an agreement with National Machinery Import and Export Corporation, a national company of China.