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2-12-2

Definition of the noun 2-12-2

What does 2-12-2 mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has two leading wheels, six pairs of coupled driving wheels, and two trailing wheels.

Explanation

2-12-2: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-12-2 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, twelve powered and coupled driving wheels on six axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle.

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