24365d85ca See also. In an engine-generator set, the engine is the prime mover, as distinct from the generator. pp.7374. Vol I. Bookmarque Publishing.
The prime mover can also be a gas turbine instead of a diesel engine. Definition. Caxton. Vol II (2nd ed.). In engineering, a prime mover is an engine that converts fuel to useful work. In locomotives, the prime mover is thus the source of power for its propulsion. Generally it is any locomotive powered by an internal combustion engine. ISBN1-870519-57-4. London: Caxton.