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Comment Modern locos typically have fixed gear ratios (Score 1) 401

A serious mistake, indeed, if you put an automatic or manual transmission on a modern freight locomotive as they typically operate with fixed gear ratios. Most modern locos are diesel electric and speed control is accomplished by controlling current and switching motor coils between parallel and serial configurations.

Of course this is a hardware problem and not a software problem. Besides, from the programmer's point of view there may be a virtual loco machine that would appear to the programmer as a set of gears...

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