Definitions for "Electric Locomotive"
A locomotive run by an electric current.
a locomotive that is powered by an electric motor
A self-propelled vehicle, running on rails and having one or more electric motors that drive the wheels, thereby propelling the locomotive and train. The locomotive obtains electrical energy either from a third rail laid near to, but insulated from, the track rails or from a wire suspended above the track. Contact with the wire is made by a pantograph or trolley wheel on the end of a pole mounted on the top of the locomotive.