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2-8-8-0

Definition of the noun 2-8-8-0

What does 2-8-8-0 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 eight driving wheels, and no trailing wheels.

Explanation

2-8-8-0: In the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, a 2-8-8-0 is a locomotive with a two-wheel leading truck, two sets of eight driving wheels, and no trailing truck.

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