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Definition of the noun 0-10-0

What does 0-10-0 mean as a name of something?


  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive, with five axles connecting ten powered driving wheels, and no leading wheels or trailing wheels.


0-10-0: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 0-10-0 represents the wheel arrangement of no leading wheels, ten powered and coupled driving wheels on five axles, and no trailing wheels. The lack of leading and trailing wheels makes this arrangement unstable at speed, and is a type confined to fairly low-speed work, such as switching, transfer runs, slow-speed drag freight, or running over mountainous terrain. In the United Kingdom, this type is known as a decapod.

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