Way, George H. Formerly, Association of American Railroads, Washington, DC.
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A machine mounted on flanged wheels which converts some form of potential energy into the mechanical work of propelling itself and other, nonpowered vehicles over a railroad track. The dimensions and weight of a locomotive are restricted by the presence of stationary structures adjacent to and above the track, such as overhead bridges and tunnels, and by the strength of the track and bridges that support it.
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