## What is a 4 4 2 locomotive called?

In 1894 Baldwin designed a conventional 4-4-2 locomotive for the ACL and named it after them. Other railroads bought and called these locomotives “Atlantics”….Surviving Examples of 4-4-2 “Atlantic” Locomotives in the USA.

Class | E-7s |
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F.M. Whyte | 4-4-2 |

Gauge | 4′-8½” |

Railroad Line | PRR |

**What do the numbers mean on locomotives?**

The first 4 is the number of pilot wheels – those behind the front pilot. The second 4 is the number of drive wheels – the large ones that accualy move the engine. And the 2 is for the last set of wheels under the cab. This is the total number of wheels of the engine, and does not include the tender.

**What do the numbers on a diesel locomotive mean?**

The numbers, in order, then represent the number of leading (unpowered), the number of drivers, and the trailing number of unpowered wheels. In your example, 2 leading wheels, 6 drivers, a second, independent set of 6 drivers, and 2 trailing wheels.

### What are train numbers?

How Train Numbers Are Allotted To Indian Trains?

- The First Digit – Type of Passenger Train. Number 0 – special (short-term) trains (ex.
- The Second and Third Digit – Zonal Codes/ Zonal Divisions. Number 0 – Konkan Railway.
- The Fourth and Fifth Digit. The fourth and fifth digit is the serial number of the train.

**How do you tell what scale a model train is?**

The scale refers to the model train’s relative size in proportion to the real train. The gauge is the distance between the rails, which in real life would be 4 ft. 8 and ½ inches inside-to-inside between the rails. Model trains reduce these measurements depending upon the scale.

**What does Big Boy use for fuel?**

Coal

Union Pacific Big Boy

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Fuel type | Coal (No. 4014 converted to No. 5 fuel oil) |

Fuel capacity | 28 short tons (25.4 t; 25.0 long tons) |

Water cap | 4884-1: 24,000 US gal (91,000 l; 20,000 imp gal) 4884-2: 25,000 US gal (95,000 l; 21,000 imp gal) |

Firebox: • Firegrate area | 150 sq ft (14 m2) |

#### How do I know my train number?

To know about different train numbers, you can select Train Number by Name option. Now, enter the name of the train and click the “Get Train Number” button to know the number of that train. Similarly, you can know the Train Name by selecting Train Name by Number option and inserting train number.

**How can I find out my train number?**

If the first digit is 8, the second digit is 2. If the first digit is 9, the second digit identifies the railway zone where the train is operated or maintained: 0 to 4 (Western Railway zone): 90XXX: Originating and terminating at Virar.

**Which is bigger HO or O scale?**

Scale implies that is it a scaled down version of the real thing. O scale used to be called 1/4 inch scale with the ratio to the real thing as 1:48 with HO being 1/8 inch scale and 1:86 or 1:87. O is the larger of the traditional scales.

## When was the first 0 4 2 locomotive made?

The arrangement is sometimes known as Olomana after a Hawaiian 0-4-2 locomotive of 1883. The earliest recorded 0-4-2 locomotives were three goods engines built by Robert Stephenson and Company for the Stanhope and Tyne Railway in 1834.

**What does 0-4-2 mean on a steam locomotive?**

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

**What does 0-4-0 mean on a steam locomotive?**

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. The wheels on the earliest four-coupled locomotives were connected by a single gear wheel, but from 1825 the wheels were usually connected…

### What is a 4 wheeled locomotive called?

The term Four-coupled is often used for 0-4-0 locomotives. Four-wheeled is also sometimes used, but this term can also encompass other wheel arrangements, for example Stephenson’s Rocket which was an 0-2-2 four-wheeled locomotive. 0-4-0 locomotives were built as tank locomotives as well as tender locomotives.