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2-4-4-2

2-4-4-2 is a palindrome (it reads the same backward as forward).

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Definition of the noun 2-4-4-2

What does 2-4-4-2 mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a Mallet-type locomotive with two leading wheels on a leading truck, two sets of four driving wheels, and two trailing wheels on a trailing truck.

Explanation

2-4-4-2: In Whyte notation, 2-4-4-2 refers to a railroad steam locomotive that has two leading wheels followed by four coupled driving wheels, a second set of four coupled driving wheels, and two trailing wheels.

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