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6-8-6 is a palindrome (it reads the same backward as forward).

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Definition of the noun 6-8-6

What does 6-8-6 mean as a name of something?


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


6-8-6: In Whyte notation, a 6-8-6 is a steam locomotive with: six unpowered leading wheels arranged into a three-axle leading truck, eight powered driving wheels, and six unpowered trailing wheels arranged into a three-axle trailing truck. Other equivalent classifications are: UIC classification: 3D3 French classification: 343 Turkish classification: 410 Swiss classification: 4/10.

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