How a Diesel Train Works | Animated | Lots of Big Trains DVDs For Kids
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How a Diesel Train Works | Animated | Lots of Big Trains DVDs For Kids

August 31, 2019


Hey! I’m a
diesel locomotive. I don’t work the same way
my steam buddy does. Let me show you how a diesel engine works:
There’s a big fuel tank underneath the locomotive. It holds diesel fuel, which is kind of like
the gasoline that makes cars run. Now, this diesel fuel powers a big diesel motor, with
pistons and a drive shaft and everything. Again, just like a car.
But here’s where it gets kind of neat. The drive shaft of the diesel motor is attached
to a generator. What to know what the generator generates? It’s electricity, the same kind
of energy that lights up your lights, runs your computer and TVs, and keeps the food
cold in your refrigerator. So this electricity from the generator goes
to a number of electric motors attached to the wheels of the diesel engine. At the same
time, a fan at the top of the engine forces air down onto these motors to keep them cool.
Don’t want them to burn up, do you? These are called traction motors and when the juice
hits them — Woo-hoo! The diesel locomotive moves forward.
It’s all kind of neat, isn’t it? Through the night to the early sunrise
Travelling along on those railroad ties Thru the hills and the western skies
I see lots and lots of big trains Through the tunnels by the ocean shore
Listen to those diesel engines roar From Birmingham to Baltimore
I see Lots and Lots of Big Trains Lots and Lots of big trains
Big Trains Coming round the bend and headed down the
track Lots and Lots of big trains
Big Trains Coming round the bend and headed down the
track I love to listen to the sound of that clickety
clack See the sights and hear the sounds
By the cities and through the towns From the morning sunrise til the sun goes
down I see Lots and lots of big trains
Day or night rain or shine Passing by the houses and the railway signs
Over the mountains and through the pines I see Lots and lots of big trains
Coming round the bend and headed down the track
Lots and Lots of big trains Big Trains
Coming round the bend and headed down the track
I love to listen to the sound of that clickety clack
Lots and Lots of big trains Big Trains
Coming round the bend and headed down the track
Lots and Lots of big trains Big Trains
Coming round the bend and headed down the track
I love to listen to the sound of that clickety clack
And the smell of the smoke coming out the stack
I’m going to get on board and I’m not coming back

30 Comments

  • Reply HappyJigg June 17, 2013 at 1:05 am

    A.

  • Reply Feri Gerits July 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Um… Excuse me. But the Sun won't come down. It is only Earth that is spinning.

  • Reply Connor Tam October 9, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I would like more complicated stuff

  • Reply MaineCentral114 October 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    2:37 PAN AM!!

  • Reply joed596 December 26, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    (lol)  great video for kids (of all ages  😉 )  I never saw a talking diesel locomotive before this video!  ROFL    🙂

  • Reply Kane Limburg February 1, 2014 at 9:31 am

    joed596

  • Reply Nereida Burgos March 25, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Yay

  • Reply Osiris Robles May 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    James and make sure x xxx; ;; x

  • Reply Kyle Lathan September 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Ty

  • Reply Noah S. November 1, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Big trains, thats why theres no european trains here

  • Reply Wayne Nauschutz December 2, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    1:56 is a South African Class 15F and a Class 12Ar at 1:58. 2:02 are two SAR 2 Foot gauge locomotives the rear engine being a NG15.

  • Reply Tibang1126 December 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    It

  • Reply Charles Randolph December 21, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Dat Animation… 

  • Reply olliejam gamer February 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    that animation at the start cool!

  • Reply Ander Lander March 3, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I <3 Trains 4 life.

  • Reply StastThe Pal September 25, 2015 at 1:24 am

    ..

  • Reply Christine DeMaioribus December 6, 2015 at 7:40 am

    wtf

  • Reply SupernalOne December 24, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    the talking train is too bizarre, kinda spoils the presentation – just have a presentable announcer with a warm voice

  • Reply ACLTony January 3, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Well made!

  • Reply Ultimate Railfan April 4, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    COOL VIDEO!

  • Reply Ultimate Railfan April 4, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Love the animation at the beginning and great clips!

  • Reply tony Hester April 5, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    liver problem without you Utah

  • Reply Mary Melcher November 7, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    This is a fun and educational video. Thank you!!

  • Reply Aaron Peavler/Geomodelrailroader Railroad Photography April 17, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Yep that's how the big giant diesels run but what they forgot to mention is how they stop next to the traction motors are the dynamic brake blisters these remove heat from the tracks motors through the fan on the roof and make the train stop.

  • Reply Shah Rizal June 19, 2017 at 10:19 am

    U

  • Reply IamDesspressedAlli July 28, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Train's aré the best <3

  • Reply Interstellar13 YT December 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Some steam locomotives exist, some don’t, most aren’t used anymore.

  • Reply FreddyPlushieMaster January 8, 2018 at 10:50 am

    The desil trains wheels are called bogies

  • Reply Brandon Connelly January 24, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    That's ok… I don't need to sleep tonight

  • Reply Ryan’s Colorado Rail Productions March 27, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Reminds me of Dunbar from Chuggington…

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