109 relations: Big Four (British railway companies), Branch line, British Rail, British Rail Class 03, British Rail Class 08, British Rail Class 09, Cape Government Railways, CGR 0-6-0ST 1902, CGR 0-6-0T 1876 Back-to-Back, CGR Fairlie 0-6-6-0, CGR NG 0-6-0T 1903, Cylinder (locomotive), Davenport Locomotive Works, Derwent (locomotive), Diesel locomotive, Driving wheel, Durban Harbour's Edward Innes, Durban Harbour's John Milne, Durban Harbour's Sir Albert, Electric-steam locomotive, Europe, Factor of adhesion, Finnish Railway Museum, Finnish Steam Locomotive Class C1, Finnish Steam Locomotive Class C5, Fireless locomotive, French locomotive classification, Geared steam locomotive, German South-West Africa, Goods station, Great Western Railway, Hanomag, Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Head of Steam, Hudswell Clarke, Hunslet, John Ramsbottom (engineer), Kitson and Company, Kowie Railway 0-6-0T, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Leading wheel, Leicester and Swannington Railway, Lilleshall Company, London and North Western Railway, Long Boiler locomotive, Main line (railway), Namaqualand 0-6-0T 1871, Namibia, Narrow-gauge railway, Natal Government Railways, ..., Nationalization, Neilson and Company, Netherlands-South African Railway Company, New South Wales Z19 class locomotive, NGR Class K 0-6-0ST, NZASM 18 Tonner 0-6-0ST, NZR F class, NZR M class, Okiep, Orenstein & Koppel, Otavi Mining and Railway Company, Pennsylvania Railroad, Port Nolloth, PPR 26 Tonner 0-6-0ST, Rail freight transport, Rail transport, Railways Act 1921, Shipyard, South African Republic, South West African Class Hc, South West African Zwillinge, Southern Railway (UK), SR Q1 class, SR USA class, Steam locomotive, Stockton and Darlington Railway, Swakopmund, Swiss locomotive and railcar classification, Switcher, Switzerland, Tampella, Tank locomotive, Tender (rail), Timothy Hackworth, Tractive effort, Trailing wheel, Transportation Corps, Turkish locomotive classification, UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements, United States, United States Railroad Administration, USATC S100 Class, USRA 0-6-0, USRA standard, Victorian Railways Y class, VR Class Vr1, Vulcan Foundry, Vulcan Iron Works, Wheel arrangement, Wheelbase, Whessoe, Whyte notation, Windhoek, World War I, World War II, York and North Midland Railway, 0-4-0, 0-8-0, 4-4-0. Expand index (59 more) » « Shrink index
The Big Four was a name used to describe the four largest railway companies in the United Kingdom in the period 1923–47.
A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route, usually a main line.
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British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the operator of most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.
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The British Rail Class 03 locomotive was, together with the similar Class 04, one of British Rail's most successful 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunters.
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The British Rail (BR) Class 08 is a class of diesel-electric shunting locomotive.
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The British Rail Class 09 is a class of 0-6-0 diesel locomotive designed primarily for shunting and also short distance freight trips along branch lines.
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The Cape Government Railways (CGR) was the government-owned railway operator in the Cape Colony from 1874 until the creation of the South African Railways (SAR) in 1910.
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The Cape Government Railways 0-6-0ST of 1902 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Cape of Good Hope.
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The Cape Government Railways 0-6-0T Back-to-Back of 1876 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Cape of Good Hope.
The CGR Fairlie 0-6-6-0 of 1876 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Cape Colony.
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The Cape Government Railways NG 0-6-0T of 1903 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Cape of Good Hope.
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The cylinders of a steam locomotive are the components that convert the power stored in the steam into motion.
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The Davenport Locomotive Works, of Davenport, Iowa, USA was formed as the W W Whitehead Company in 1901.
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Derwent is an 0-6-0 steam locomotive built in 1845 by William and Alfred Kitching for the Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR).
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A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine.
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On a steam locomotive, a driving wheel is a powered wheel which is driven by the locomotive's pistons (or turbine, in the case of a steam turbine locomotive).
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Durban Harbour's Edward Innes of 1901 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Natal Colony.
Durban Harbour's John Milne of 1879 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Natal Colony.
Durban Harbour's Sir Albert of 1904 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Natal Colony.
An electric-steam locomotive is a steam locomotive that uses electricity to heat the water in the boiler to create steam instead of burning fuel in a firebox.
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Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.
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In railroad engineering, the factor of adhesion of a locomotive is the weight on the driving wheels divided by the starting tractive effort.
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The Finnish Railway Museum (Suomen Rautatiemuseo) is located in Hyvinkää, Finland.
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The Finnish Steam Locomotive Class C1s were typical of the Victorian principles of locomotive design and the British 0-6-0 of the period with inside cylinders and Stephenson link motion.
The Finnish Steam Locomotive Class C5 were ordered in 1880 by the Finnish State Railways from the German Hanomag factory for the Tampere-Vaasa railway line.
A fireless locomotive is a type of locomotive which uses reciprocating engines powered from a reservoir of compressed air or steam, which is filled at intervals from an external source.
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Under the French classification system for locomotive wheel arrangements, the system is slightly different for steam and electric/diesel vehicles.
A geared steam locomotive is a type of steam locomotive which uses gearing, usually reduction gearing, in the drivetrain, as opposed to the common directly driven design.
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German South-West Africa (Deutsch-Südwestafrika, DSWA) was a colony of the German Empire from 1884 until 1915.
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A goods station (also known as a goods yard or goods depot) or freight station is, in the widest sense, a railway station which is exclusively or predominantly where goods (or freight), such as merchandise, parcels and manufactured items, are loaded or unloaded from ships or road vehicles and/or where goods wagons are transferred to local sidings.
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The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the midlands, the south-west and west of England and most of Wales.
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Hanomag (Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG) was a German producer of steam locomotives, tractors, trucks and military vehicles in Hanover.
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Head of Steam, formerly known as the Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, is a railway museum that is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, which was the world's first steam-powered passenger railway.
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Hudswell, Clarke and Company Limited was an engineering and locomotive building company in Jack Lane, Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
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Hunslet is an inner-city area in south Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
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John Ramsbottom (11 September 1814 — 20 May 1897) was an English mechanical engineer.
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Kitson and Company was a locomotive manufacturer based in Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
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The Kowie Railway 0-6-0T of 1882 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Cape of Good Hope.
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The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) was a major British railway company before the 1923 Grouping.
The leading wheel or leading axle or pilot wheel of a steam locomotive is an unpowered wheel or axle located in front of the driving wheels.
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The Leicester and Swannington Railway (L&S) was one of England's first railways, being opened on 17 July 1832 to bring coal from collieries in west Leicestershire to Leicester.
The Lilleshall Company was a large engineering company in Oakengates Shropshire founded in 1802.
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The London and North Western Railway (LNWR, L&NWR) was a British railway company between 1846 and 1922.
The Long Boiler locomotive was the object of a patent by Robert Stephenson and the name became synonymous with the pattern.
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The main line or mainline (American English) of a railway is a track that is used for through trains or is the principal artery of the system from which branch lines, yards, sidings and spurs are connected.
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The Cape Copper Mining Company 0-6-0T of 1871 are two South African steam locomotives from the pre-Union era in the Cape of Good Hope.
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Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia (German:; Republiek van Namibië), and formerly German South-West Africa and then South West Africa, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.
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A narrow-gauge railway (or narrow-gauge railroad) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the of standard gauge railways.
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The Natal Government Railways (NGR) was formed in January 1877 in the Colony of Natal.
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Nationalisation (an alternative spelling is nationalization) is the process of taking a private industry or private assets into public ownership by a national government or state.
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Neilson and Company was a locomotive manufacturer in Glasgow, Scotland.
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The Netherlands-South African Railway Company (Nederlandsche-Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorwegmaatschappij) or NZASM was established in August 1884 in the Transvaal, and funded by Dutch, German and Transvaal capitalists.
The Z19 class (formally A.93 class) was a class of steam locomotive built for and operated by the New South Wales Government Railways of Australia.
The Natal Government Railways Class K 0-6-0ST of 1880 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Natal Colony.
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The Nederlandsche-Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij 18 Tonner 0-6-0ST of 1890 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Transvaal.
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The New Zealand F class was the first important class of steam locomotive built to operate on New Zealand's railway network after the national gauge of was adopted.
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The NZR M class were a series of four tank engines built in England for the Otago railways Bluff to Winton section.
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Okiep is a small town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, and was in the 1870s ranked as having the richest copper mine in the world.
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Orenstein & Koppel (normally abbreviated to "O&K") was a major German engineering company specialising in railway vehicles, escalators, and heavy equipment.
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The Otavi Mining and Railway Company (Otavi Minen- und Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft or OMEG) was a railway and mining company in German South-West Africa (today's Namibia).
The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846.
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Port Nolloth is a town and small domestic seaport in the Namaqualand region on the northwestern coast of South Africa, northwest of Springbok.
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The Pretoria-Pietersburg Railway 26 Tonner 0-6-0ST of 1896 is a South African steam locomotive from the pre-Union era in the Transvaal.
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Rail freight transport is the use of railroads and trains to transport cargo as opposed to human passengers.
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Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails.
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The Railways Act 1921 (c. 55), also known as the Grouping Act, was an Act of Parliament enacted by the British government of David Lloyd George intended to stem the losses being made by many of the country's 120 railway companies, move the railways away from internal competition, and to retain some of the benefits which the country had derived from a Government-controlled railway during and after the Great War of 1914-1918.
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Shipyards and dockyards are places where ships are repaired and built.
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The South African Republic (Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
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The South West African Class Hc 0-6-0T of 1907 is a narrow gauge steam locomotive from the Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika era.
The South West African Zwillinge 0-6-0T of 1898 is a narrow gauge steam locomotive from the Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika era.
The Southern Railway (SR), sometimes shortened to 'Southern', was a British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping.
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The SR Q1 class is a type of austerity steam locomotive constructed during the Second World War.
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The SR USA class were ex-United States Army Transportation Corps S100 Class steam locomotives purchased and adapted by the Southern Railway (SR) after the end of the Second World War to replace the LSWR B4 class then working in Southampton Docks.
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A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
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The Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR) was a railway company that operated in north-east England from 1825 to 1863.
Swakopmund (German for "Mouth of the Swakop") is a city on the coast of western Namibia, west of Windhoek, Namibia's capital.
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For more than a century, the Swiss locomotive, multiple unit, motor coach and railcar classification system, in either its original or updated forms, has been used to name and classify the rolling stock operated on the railways of Switzerland.
A switcher or shunter (Great Britain: shunter; Australia: shunter or yard pilot; USA: switcher or switch engine, except Pennsylvania Railroad: shifter) is a small railroad locomotive intended not for moving trains over long distances but rather for assembling trains ready for a road locomotive to take over, disassembling a train that has been brought in, and generally moving railroad cars around – a process usually known as ''switching'' (USA) or shunting (UK).
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Switzerland (Schweiz;Swiss Standard German spelling and pronunciation. The Swiss German name is sometimes spelled as Schwyz or Schwiiz. Schwyz is also the standard German (and international) name of one of the Swiss cantons. Suisse; Svizzera; Svizra or),The latter is the common Sursilvan pronunciation.
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Oy Tampella Ab was a Finnish heavy industry manufacturer, a maker of paper machines, locomotives, military weaponry, as well as wood-based products such as packaging.
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A tank locomotive or tank engine is a steam locomotive that carries its water in one or more on-board water tanks, instead of a more traditional tender.
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A tender or coal-car is a special rail vehicle hauled by a steam locomotive containing its fuel (wood, coal, or oil) and water.
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Timothy Hackworth (22 December 1786 – 7 July 1850) was a steam locomotive engineer who lived in Shildon, County Durham, England and was the first locomotive superintendent of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
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Tractive effort is the force generated by a vehicle's engine or motor in order to generate motion through tractive force.
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On a steam locomotive, a trailing wheel or trailing axle is generally an unpowered wheel or axle (wheelset) located behind the driving wheels.
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The Transportation Corps was established 31 July 1942 by Executive Order 9082.
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In the Turkish classification system for railway locomotives, the number of powered axles are followed by the total number of axles.
The UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements describes the wheel arrangement of locomotives, multiple units and trams.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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The United States Railroad Administration (USRA) was the name of the nationalized railroad system of the United States between 1917 and 1920.
The United States Army Transportation Corps (USATC) S100 Class is a 0-6-0 steam locomotive that was designed for switching (shunting) duties in Europe and North Africa during World War II.
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The USRA 0-6-0 was a USRA standard class of steam locomotive designed under the control of the United States Railroad Administration, the nationalized railroad system in the United States during World War I. This was the standard light switcher of the USRA types, and was of 0-6-0 wheel arrangement in the Whyte notation, or "C" in UIC classification.
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The USRA standard locomotives and railroad cars were designed by the United States Railroad Administration, the nationalised rail system of the United States during World War I. 1,856 steam locomotives and over 100,000 railroad cars were built to these designs during the USRA's tenure.
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The Victorian Railways Y class was a class of 0-6-0 steam locomotives.
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Before 1942 VR Class Vr1s originally had the class name was L1.
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Vulcan Foundry was a British locomotive builder sited at Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire (now part of Merseyside).
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Vulcan Iron Works was the name of several iron foundries in both England and the United States during the Industrial Revolution and, in one case, lasting until the mid-20th century.
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In rail transport, a wheel arrangement or wheel configuration is a system of classifying the way in which wheels are distributed under a locomotive.
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In both road and rail vehicles, the wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels.
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Whessoe is a company based in Darlington and on Teesside in North East England.
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The Whyte notation for classifying steam locomotives by wheel arrangement was devised by Frederick Methvan Whyte and came into use in the early twentieth century, encouraged by an editorial in American Engineer and Railroad Journal (December 1900).
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Windhoek (German:; ǀAiǁgams; Otjomuise) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia.
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World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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The York and North Midland Railway (Y&NMR) was an English railway company that opened in 1839 connecting York with the Leeds and Selby Railway, and in 1840 extended this line to meet the North Midland Railway at Normanton near Leeds.
Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 0-4-0 represents one of the simplest possible types, that with two axles and four coupled wheels, all of which are driven.
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Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of no leading wheels, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and no trailing wheels.
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Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, represents the arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading bogie, four powered and coupled driving wheels on two axles, and no trailing wheels.
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