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4-6-0

Video footage: CUBA, - NOVEMBER 05: Tourist inspects the steam locomotive (Baldwin 1432 4-6-0) in the Trinidad depot. November 05, 2016 in Trinidad, Cuba
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Definition of the noun 4-6-0

What does 4-6-0 mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has four leading wheels on a leading truck followed by three sets of coupled driving wheels, and no trailing wheels.

Explanation

4-6-0: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, 4-6-0 represents the configuration of four leading wheels on two axles in a leading bogie, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and no trailing wheels. This wheel arrangement became the second most popular configuration for new steam locomotives in the United States of America in the mid 19th century. In the USA this type is commonly referred to as a ten wheeler or 10 wheeler.

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