What does tank locomotive mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tank engine, tank locomotive(noun)

    a locomotive that carries its own fuel and water; no tender is needed


  1. Tank locomotive

    A tank locomotive or tank engine is a steam locomotive that carries its water in one or more on-board water tanks, instead of pulling it behind it in a tender. It will most likely also have some kind of bunker to hold the fuel. There are several different types of tank locomotive dependent upon the position and style of the water tanks and fuel bunkers. The most common type has tanks mounted either side of the boiler. This type originated about 1840 and quickly became popular for industrial tasks, and later for shunting and shorter distance main line duties. Tank locomotives have advantages and disadvantages compared to traditional tender locomotives.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tank locomotive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tank locomotive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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