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main-line locomotive[′mān ‚līn ‚lō·kə′mōd·iv]
A large, high-powered locomotive which hauls trains of cars over the main haulage system.
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The CN-led group expects to conduct engine laboratory tests in 2013 and to roll out the prototype main-line locomotives
for road tests in 2014.
The engines, which are replicas of big main-line locomotives
, make you think you are traveling in Lilliput.
In addition, our new main-line locomotives
produce approximately 40 per cent less nitrogen oxides than older locomotives and consume up to 20 per cent less fuel.
Since 1995 all new main-line locomotives
ordered by CPR have been equipped to operate in leading or remote-control configuration.