Almost everyone traveled by train and in few countries like India, it is the lifeline of long distance travel. You must saw that locomotive of the train is either diesel or electric. But do you know, one more type of locomotive is there which have both diesel and electric engine in it.
If you ever saw an electric rail engine, then you must observe that the engine takes power from the overhead wires with Pantograph. So the question arises, what is Pantograph?
working of an electric rail engine…
Locomotive engines are the most important thing in railways. Normally there are 3 types of locomotives. They are steam, diesel and electric locomotive engines. Diesel and electric engines are mostly used by railways. Without diesel or electric power, engines don’t work. But do you know, the working principle of both the locomotive engines is same?