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0-6-6-0

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Definition of the noun 0-6-6-0

What does 0-6-6-0 mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a Mallet-type locomotive with no leading truck, two sets of six driving wheels, and no trailing truck.

Explanation

0-6-6-0: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, a 0-6-6-0 wheel arrangement refers to a locomotive with two pivoting engine units or bogies, each with six coupled driving wheels, mounted under a rigid locomotive frame without any leading wheels or trailing wheels. The wheel arrangement was mostly used on Fairlie and Mallet locomotive types.

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