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Driving wheel

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). [1]

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AAR wheel arrangement

The AAR wheel arrangement system is a method of classifying locomotive (or unit) wheel arrangements that was developed by the Association of American Railroads.

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Articulated locomotive

Articulated locomotive usually means a steam locomotive with one or more engine units which can move independent of the main frame.

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Axle

An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear.

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Bulldozer

A bulldozer is a crawler (continuous tracked tractor) equipped with a substantial metal plate (known as a blade) used to push large quantities of soil, sand, rubble, or other such material during construction or conversion work and typically equipped at the rear with a claw-like device (known as a ripper) to loosen densely compacted materials.

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Connecting rod

In a reciprocating piston engine, the connecting rod or conrod connects the piston to the crank or crankshaft.

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Continuous track

Continuous track, also called tank tread or caterpillar track, is a system of vehicle propulsion in which a continuous band of treads or track plates is driven by two or more wheels.

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Coupling rod

A coupling rod or side rod connects the driving wheels of a locomotive.

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Cowboy Junkies

Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band.

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Crocodile (locomotive)

Crocodile or "Krokodil" electric locomotives are so called because they have long "noses" at each end, reminiscent of the snout of a crocodile (see also Steeplecab).

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David Wiffen

David Wiffen (born 11 March 1942, in Redhill, Surrey, England) is a folk music singer-songwriter.

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Diesel locomotive

A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine.

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Duplex locomotive

A duplex locomotive is a steam locomotive that divides the driving force on its wheels by using two pairs of cylinders rigidly mounted to a single locomotive frame; it is not an articulated locomotive.

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Electric locomotive

An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or fuel cell.

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Flange

A flange is an external or internal ridge, or rim (lip), for strength, as the flange of an iron beam such as an I-beam or a T-beam; or for attachment to another object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc., or on the lens mount of a camera; or for a flange of a rail car or tram wheel.

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Gear train

A gear train is a mechanical system formed by mounting gears on a frame so that the teeth of the gears engage.

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GNR Stirling 4-2-2

The Great Northern Railway (GNR) No.

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In the Pines

"Where Did You Sleep Last Night", also known as "Black Girl" and "In the Pines", is a traditional American folk song which dates back to at least the 1870s, and is believed to be Southern Appalachian in origin.

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Jackshaft (locomotive)

A jackshaft is an intermediate shaft used to transfer power from a powered shaft such as the output shaft of an engine or motor to driven shafts such as the drive axles of a locomotive.

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Leading wheel

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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Locomotive

A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.

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MTV Unplugged in New York

MTV Unplugged in New York is a live album by the American grunge band Nirvana.

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Nirvana (band)

Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.

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Piston

A piston is a component of reciprocating engines, reciprocating pumps, gas compressors and pneumatic cylinders, among other similar mechanisms.

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Piston rod

In a piston engine, a piston rod joins a piston to the crosshead and thus to the connecting rod that drives the crankshaft or (for steam locomotives) the driving wheels.

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Shaman's Harvest

Shaman's Harvest is a rock band from Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Sprocket

A sprocket or sprocket-wheel is a profiled wheel with teeth, cogs, or even sprockets that mesh with a chain, track or other perforated or indented material.

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SR Merchant Navy class

The SR Merchant Navy class (originally known as the 21C1 class, and later informally known as Bulleid Pacifics, Spam Cans or Packets), is a class of air-smoothed 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway of the United Kingdom by Oliver Bulleid.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Steam turbine locomotive

A steam turbine locomotive is a steam locomotive which transmits steam power to the wheels via a steam turbine.

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Switcher

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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Tank

A tank is a large type of armoured fighting vehicle with tracks, designed for front-line combat.

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The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989.

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The Byrds

The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964.

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Tom Rush

Tom Rush (born February 8, 1941) is an American folk and blues singer, songwriter, musician and recording artist.

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Traction motor

A traction motor is an electric motor used for propulsion of a vehicle, such as an electric locomotive or electric roadway vehicle.

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Trailing wheel

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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Turbine

A turbine (from the Latin turbo, a vortex, related to the Greek τύρβη, tyrbē, meaning "turbulence"), is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy from a fluid flow and converts it into useful work.

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UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements

The UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements describes the wheel arrangement of locomotives, multiple units and trams.

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Wheel

A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axle bearing.

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Whyte notation

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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2-8-8-8-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, a 2-8-8-8-2 has two leading wheels, three sets of eight driving wheels, and two trailing wheels.

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2-8-8-8-4

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, a 2-8-8-8-4 has two leading wheels, three sets of eight driving wheels, and four trailing wheels.

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4-14-4

A 4-14-4, in the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, is a locomotive with four leading wheels, fourteen coupled driving wheels (seven axles) in a rigid frame, and four trailing wheels.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driving_wheel

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