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Whyte' classifica"tion



Pronunciation: (hwīt, wīt), [key]
a system for classifying steam locomotives according to the total number of wheels on the front trucks, drivers, and rear trucks, in that order. For example, a Pacific locomotive is designated as 4-6-2.

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