(1) Mourning in anticipation, 71 railway enthusiasts took steam's eclipse by diesel and electric traction to be history's greatest betrayal.(2) You have no electronic driver aids, no traction control and no antilock brakes.(3) The road had been recently rocked and his tires had little traction on the bumpy surface.(4) For example, we may produce systems that alter the combustion properties of fuels, the viscosity of lubricants, or the ability of vehicles to gain traction .(5) Colin, a retired traction and rolling stock engineer, and his wife aim to complete more than 30,000 miles of their epic odyssey by train.(6) Great Britain was slow in adopting electric traction .(7) Tracks also improve traction on hard, slick surfaces and enable the machine to run across open trenches.(8) At first the deal got plenty of criticism, from environmentalists and pro-business conservatives alike, and little traction on Capitol Hill.(9) Internet protocol (IP) based storage has gained significant traction over the course of the past year.(10) The democratic presidential hopeful is losing some traction to Barack Obama in some key polls.(11) Each intense laser pulse can produce a series of minute explosions that blow the leaf residue off the rails, resulting in a clean track and restoring traction to passing trains.(12) They may offer more traction in wintry weather, but can reduce traction of dry roads.(13) The advocates of disengagement have yet to gain traction .(14) Then, she was to immediately back out and up onto the rim so that she and the engineering team could look at her tracks and check her traction .(15) Pictures, diagrams, tables and models are used to explain the evolution of engines from steam through diesel to electric traction .(16) ├ö├ç├┐When I wake up at home, I feel like I need to put my back in traction just to get ready to play,├ö├ç├û he says.