Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has four coupled leading wheels, six coupled driving wheels, and a pair of trailing wheels. Also known in UK English as a "Pacific" locomotive.
In the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 4-6-2 represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading bogie, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, usually in a trailing truck. The first South African 4-6-2s were named the Karoo class, but a 4-6-2 locomotive subsequently became almost globally known as a Pacific type. Other equivalent classifications are: ⁕UIC classification: 2C1 ⁕French classification: 231 ⁕Turkish classification: 36 ⁕Swiss classification: 3/6 ⁕Russian classification: 2-3-1
The numerical value of 4-6-2 in Chaldean Numerology is: 0
The numerical value of 4-6-2 in Pythagorean Numerology is: 0
Images & Illustrations of 4-6-2
Find a translation for the 4-6-2 definition in other languages:
Select another language: