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4-14-4

Definition of the noun 4-14-4

What does 4-14-4 mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive with four leading wheels in a leading truck, fourteen driving wheels (seven axles) in a rigid frame, and four trailing wheels in a trailing truck.

Explanation

4-14-4: A 4-14-4, in the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, is a locomotive with four leading wheels, fourteen coupled driving wheels in a rigid frame, and four trailing wheels.

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