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4-8-2

Definition of the noun 4-8-2

What does 4-8-2 mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has four leading wheels arranged in a leading truck, eight coupled driving wheels and two trailing wheels in a trailing truck.

Explanation

4-8-2: Il termine mountain indica il tipo di rodiggio di una locomotiva a vapore con due assi portanti, seguiti da quattro assi motori accoppiati, e infine da un asse portante sotto la parte posteriore della caldaia. Secondo la notazione di Whyte per la classificazione delle locomotive รจ indicato come 4-8-2.

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