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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. [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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Adams axle

The Adams axle is a form of radial axle for rail locomotives that enable them to negotiate curves more easily.

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Axle

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

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Bogie

A bogie (in some senses called a truck in American English) is a chassis or framework carrying wheels, attached to a vehicle, thus serving as a modular subassembly of wheels and axles.

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Crampton locomotive

A Crampton locomotive is a type of steam locomotive designed by Thomas Russell Crampton and built by various firms from 1846.

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Disused railway stations (Cornish Main Line)

There are seventeen disused railway stations between Plymouth in Devon and Penzance in Cornwall, England.

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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).

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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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Great Western Railway

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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Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate

Established in 1840, HM Railway Inspectorate (HMRI: Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate) is the British organisation responsible for overseeing safety on Britain's railways and tramways.

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John B. Jervis

John Bloomfield Jervis (December 14, 1795 – January 12, 1885) was an American civil engineer.

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LB&SCR B1 class

The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway B1 Class is a class of 0-4-2 express passenger steam locomotives, known from the name of the first, No.

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London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR; known also as "the Brighton line", "the Brighton Railway" or the Brighton) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1846 to 1922.

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Pennsylvania Railroad

The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846.

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Pony truck

A pony truck, in railway terminology, is a leading truck with only two wheels.

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PRR S1

The PRR S1 class steam locomotive (nicknamed "The Big Engine") was a single experimental locomotive, the longest and heaviest rigid frame reciprocating steam locomotive ever built.

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PRR S2

The Pennsylvania Railroad's class S2 was a steam turbine locomotive.

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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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The Bodley Head

The Bodley Head is an English publishing house, founded in 1887 and existing as an independent entity until the 1970s.

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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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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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Wheel arrangement

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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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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William Adams (locomotive engineer)

William Adams (1823–1904) was the Locomotive Superintendent of the North London Railway from 1858 to 1873; the Great Eastern Railway from 1873 until 1878 and the London and South Western Railway from then until his retirement in 1895.

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0-4-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement with no leading wheels, four powered and coupled driving wheels on two axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle.

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0-4-4T

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 0-4-4 represents the wheel arrangement of no leading wheels, four powered and coupled driving wheels on two axles, and four trailing wheels on two axles.

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4-2-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 4-2-0 represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, two powered and coupled driving wheels on one axle, and no trailing wheels.

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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.

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6-4-4-6

A 6-4-4-6 steam locomotive, in the Whyte notation for describing locomotive wheel arrangements, is one with six leading wheels, two sets of four driving wheels, and six trailing wheels.

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6-8-6

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, represents the arrangement of six (6) unpowered leading wheels arranged into a three-axle leading truck, eight (8) powered driving wheels, and six (6) unpowered trailing wheels arranged into a three-axle trailing truck.

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References

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

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