Definition of the noun 2-8-8-4
What does 2-8-8-4 mean as a name of something?
- Under the Whyte notation system, a Mallet-type locomotive with two leading wheels on a leading truck, two sets of eight driving wheels, and four trailing wheels on a trailing truck.
- synonym: Yellowstone
2-8-8-4: Under the Whyte notation a 2-8-8-4 is a steam locomotive with two leading wheels, two sets of eight driving wheels, and a four-wheel trailing truck.