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How a Diesel-Electric Locomotive Works

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Daniel Chyi
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Peer deep into the workings of a heavy-haul freight locomotive, rendered in full 3D!

CREDITS
Jacob O'Neal - Modeling, animation, texturing, vfx, music, narrative script
Wesley O'Neal - Research, technical script

MUSIC
I composed the background music specifically for this video. Hear "Locomotion" on my Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/jakeoneal/locomotion

PATREON
Help us keep making videos:
https://www.patreon.com/animagraffs

PRIVATE WORK
Need 3D illustration and animation? Let's chat:
https://animagraffs.com/contact/

WEBSITE
See more explanations of how things work:
https://animagraffs.com/

SOFTWARE USED
We use Blender 3D to create these models. It's free and open source, and the community is amazing:
https://www.blender.org/

0:00 Intro
00:31 Body and frame
02:38 Coupling
04:14 Draft gear
04:58 Coupling cables
05:40 Engine
06:38 Turbocharging
08:31 Exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR)
09:06 Water
10:12 Electrical
10:31 Traction motors
12:02 Batteries
12:22 Trucks / bogies
14:30 Sand system
15:06 Braking
15:21 Pneumatic brake system
17:02 Dynamic braking system
19:00 Nose / Operator's cab
20:13 Operator controls
23:09 Engine control panel
24:06 Crew member's area
24:37 Final tour

Correction:
0:10 Before commenting, check the top pinned "VIDEO CORRECTIONS" thread.

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