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Definition of the noun 2-10-0

What does 2-10-0 mean as a name of something?


  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has a single-axle leading truck followed by five powered driving axles, and no trailing wheels.


2-10-0: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-10-0 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, ten powered and coupled driving wheels on five axles, and no trailing wheels. This arrangement was often named Decapod, especially in the United States, although this name was sometimes applied to locomotives of 0-10-0 "Ten-Coupled" arrangement, particularly in the United Kingdom.

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