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6-2-0

Definition of the noun 6-2-0

What does 6-2-0 mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has an unpowered three-axle leading truck followed by a single powered driving axle.

Explanation

6-2-0: In the Whyte notation, a 6-2-0 is a railroad steam locomotive that has an unpowered three-axle leading truck followed by a single powered driving axle. This wheel arrangement is associated with the Crampton locomotive type, and in the USA the single class were sometimes referred to as Cramptons.

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