Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has two leading wheels arranged in a leading truck, eight coupled driving wheels and four trailing wheels in a trailing truck.
In the Whyte notation, a 2-8-4 is a steam locomotive that has one unpowered leading axle, usually in a leading truck, followed by four powered and coupled driving axles, and two unpowered trailing axles, usually mounted in a bogie. This locomotive type is most often referred to as a Berkshire, though the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway used the name Kanawha for their 2-8-4s. In Europe, this wheel arrangement was mostly seen in main line passenger express locomotives and, in certain countries, in tank locomotives. Other equivalent classifications are: ⁕UIC classification: 1'D2' ⁕French classification: 142 ⁕Turkish classification: 47 ⁕Swiss classification: 4/7 ⁕Russian classification: 1-4-2
The numerical value of 2-8-4 in Chaldean Numerology is: 0
The numerical value of 2-8-4 in Pythagorean Numerology is: 0
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