tractive effort

the force exerted by a locomotive or other powered vehicle on its driving wheels. Unabridged
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As the speed drops, the tractive effort of the locomotive consist will go up.
Traction battery voltage should reflect the best design for duty cycle, vehicle speed, tractive effort and minimum current losses.
Slugs are used in situations where high tractive effort is more important than extra power, such as switching operations in yards.
The locomotive consist provides information which can be used to figure out tractive effort.
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