Blended Braking

Some articles on braking:

Diesel Locomotive - Transmission Types - Diesel-electric - Dynamic Braking
... option on diesel-electric locomotives is dynamic (rheostatic) braking ... Dynamic braking takes advantage of the fact that the traction motor armatures are always rotating when the locomotive is in motion and that a motor can be made to ... When dynamic braking is utilized, the traction control circuits are configured as follows The field winding of each traction motor is connected across the main generator ...