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Definition of the noun 2-6-6-0

What does 2-6-6-0 mean as a name of something?


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


2-6-6-0: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, a 2-6-6-0 is a locomotive with one pair of unpowered leading wheels, followed by two sets of three pairs of powered driving wheels, and no trailing wheels. The wheel arrangement was principally used on Mallet-type articulated locomotives, although some tank locomotive examples were also built.

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