A compound locomotive is a steam locomotive which is powered by a compound engine, a type of steam engine where steam is expanded in two or more phases. Colloquially referred to as a compound engine, the locomotive is only one application of the compounding principle.
Famous quotes containing the words compound and/or locomotive:
“We are all aware that speech, like chemistry, has a structure. There is a limited set of elementsvowels and consonantsand these are combined to produce words which, in turn, compound into sentences.”
—Roger Brown (b. 1925)
“I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the huge shade of a Southern Pacific locomotive to look at the sunset over the box house hills and cry.”
—Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)