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4-12-2

Definition of the noun 4-12-2

What does 4-12-2 mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has four coupled leading wheels, twelve coupled driving wheels, and one pair of trailing wheels.

Explanation

4-12-2: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 4-12-2 represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels, twelve coupled driving wheels, and two trailing wheels.

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