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Definition of the noun 0-8-8-0

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


0-8-8-0: In the Whyte notation for classifying the wheel arrangement of steam locomotives, an 0-8-8-0 is a locomotive with two sets of eight driving wheels and neither leading wheels nor trailing wheels. Two sets of driving wheels would give far too long a wheelbase to be mounted in a fixed locomotive frame, so all 0-8-8-0s have been articulated locomotives of the Mallet type, whether simple or compound. In the UIC classification, this arrangement would be, refined to Mallet locomotives, D. The type was sometimes called Angus in North America.

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