Definition of the noun 2-8-6
What does 2-8-6 mean as a name of something?
- Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has two leading wheels, eight coupled driving wheels, and six trailing wheels.
2-8-6: In the Whyte notation for describing steam locomotive wheel arrangement, a 2-8-6 is a locomotive with a two-wheel leading truck, eight driving wheels, and a six-wheel trailing truck. All 2-8-6 locomotives constructed have been 2-8-6T tank locomotives of the Mason Bogie pattern.