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pacchardon

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« on: May 28, 2011, 11:23:25 AM »

I keep seeing this. Can somebody, please, explain it?
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 11:33:00 AM »

2 leading wheels, 8 fixed drive wheels and 0 trailing wheels.
It is Whyte notation and is used in the U.S. and elsewhere to describe the wheel arrangement for steam locos.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 11:38:57 AM »

2 leading wheels, 8 fixed drive wheels and 0 trailing wheels.
It is Whyte notation and is used in the U.S. and elsewhere to describe the wheel arrangement for steam locos.

Explanation of Whyte notation below. Store the links you like in Favorites.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Whyte+notation&hl=en

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pacchardon

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 12:39:21 PM »

Thank you, Paul
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