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Prime mover (locomotive)

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. In an engine-generator set, the engine is the prime mover, as distinct from the generator. In a diesel-mechanical locomotive, the prime mover is the diesel engine, mechanically coupled to the driving wheels. In a diesel-electric locomotive, the prime mover is the diesel engine that rotates the main generator responsible for producing electricity to power the traction motors that are geared to the drivers; the prime mover can be a gas turbine instead of a diesel engine. In either case, the generator, traction motors and interconnecting apparatus are considered to be the power transmission system and not part of the prime mover. A wired-electric or battery-electric locomotive has no on-board prime mover, instead relying on an external power station; the engine and generator set of a diesel-electric locomotive are sometimes coupled as a removable unit called "the power unit".

The power unit represents the main weight in a locomotive design, other than the body. Its position back and forth is at the designer's choice and may be used to control overall weight distribution. In most locomotives designs, the power unit is placed centrally. In some locomotives, it is offset to one end. In extreme cases, such as C-B wheel arrangements, the weight on each bogie may differ so much that the engine-end bogie is given an extra carrying axle, to keep individual axle loads more consistent. Engine Power pack

Arise, My Love

Arise, My Love is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland and Dennis O'Keefe. It was written by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Jacques Théry. Notable for its interventionist message, it tells the love story of a pilot and a journalist who meet in the latter days of the Spanish Civil War and follows them through the early days of World War II. Colbert once said that My Love was her personal favorite film of all the ones she had made. Arise, My Love is based on the true story of Harold Edward Dahl. During the Spanish Civil War Dahl, fighting as a pilot for the Spanish Republican Air Force, was shot down and taken as prisoner of war. Sentenced to death, there were some diplomatic movements to free Dahl, his first wife, Edith Rogers, a known singer of impressive beauty, was said to have visited Francisco Franco herself to plead for his life. He remained in prison until 1940 and returned to the United States. American pilot Tom Martin is a soldier of fortune who went to Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War.

During the summer of 1939, he is languishing in a prison cell while awaiting execution. Unexpectedly granted a pardon on the morning that he is to face a firing squad, Tom's release has been managed by reporter Augusta "Gusto" Nash, who posed as his wife; when the prison governor learns of the deception, the pair has to run for their lives. Ending up in Paris, Tom tries, without success; when she is sent to Berlin as a correspondent, Tom pursues her with both of them again on the run as Hitler invades Poland. Booking passage on the ill-fated SS Athenia, the ship is torpedoed by a German submarine. After their rescue, Tom joins the RAF. At the fall of Paris, Tom is reunited with Gusto, both decide to return home to convince Americans that a real danger awaits. Filming for Arise, My Love began on June 24, 1940 on the Paramount lot and lasted until mid-August 1940, with the script continuously updated to incorporate actual events, such as the sinking of the SS Athenia and the signing of the armistice between France and Germany in the Forest of Compiègne.

The character of Augusta Nash was, reputedly based on that of Martha Gellhorn.'Dream Lover, composed by Victor Schertzinger, lyrics by Clifford Grey, was sung and hummed by Claudette Colbert. The song was introduced in The Love Parade. A Stinson A trimotor was featured in the film as a Spanish aircraft. Noted aerial coordinator, Paul Mantz flew the aircraft. Arise, My Love Bosley Crowther, film reviewer for The New York Times considered the film a cynical way to exploit the war in Europe. "... it is a synthetic picture which attempts to give consequence to a pleasant April-in-Paris romance by involving it in the realities of war—but a war, patently conceived by some one, reading headlines in California. Miss Colbert and Mr. Milland are charming when tête-a-tête. But, with Europe going up in flames around them, they are, not so hot. Same goes for the film." Arise, My Love was adapted as a radio play on the June 8, 1942 episode of Lux Radio Theater with Milland joined by Loretta Young. It was presented on the June 1, 1946 episode of Academy Award Theater, with Milland reprising his role.

Arise, My Love won the Oscar for Best Story, was nominated for Best Music, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Arise, My Love on IMDb Arise, My Love at the TCM Movie Database Arise, My Love at AllMovie Arise, My Love on Academy Award Theater: June 1, 1946 Dream Lover sung on YouTube by Jeanette MacDonald

Harry White (Australian politician)

Harry Owen White was an Australian politician. He was a United Australia Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1932 to 1943, representing the electorate of Bulla and Dalhousie. White was born in North Melbourne, attended Ascot Vale State School, he served in the armed forces in World War I with the Royal Australian Artillery at Queenscliff, in France with the siege battalion, where he transferred to the Royal Air Force and Australian Flying Corps. He subsequently worked as an engineer before entering politics. White was elected to the Legislative Assembly at the 1932 state election, defeating incumbent Labor MP and future federal minister Reg Pollard, he was re-elected in 1937 and 1940, defeating future state MP Charlie Mutton on each occasion. White served as secretary to the parliamentary United Australia Party and as party whip both in government and in opposition from 1935 until 1940, he relinquished his parliamentary roles that year due to his service in World War II, in which he was attached to an armoured division.

White attained the rank of major, but had a breakdown in health in 1943, spent some months in a military hospital. He did not contest the 1943 state election, at which his seat was won by Reginald James of the rival conservative Country Party. White died in October 1946, was cremated at Fawkner Crematorium