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2-6-4

Definition of the noun 2-6-4

What does 2-6-4 mean as a name of something?

noun

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

Explanation

2-6-4: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, a 2-6-4 locomotive has two leading wheels, six coupled driving wheels and four trailing wheels. This arrangement is commonly called Adriatic.

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