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4-6-2

Definition of the noun 4-6-2

What does 4-6-2 mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has four coupled leading wheels, six coupled driving wheels, and a pair of trailing wheels. Also known in UK English as a "Pacific" locomotive.

Explanation

4-6-2 Pacific je typ amerických parních lokomotiv. Sériově se vyráběly od roku 1902. Byly vybaveny sacími injektory a tlakovou brzdou. Vnitřní Stephensonův rozvod později nahradil vnější rozvod Walschaerts. Parní stroj byl dvojčitý.

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