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Driving Wheel
On a steam locomotive , a DRIVING WHEEL is a powered wheel which is driven by the locomotive 's pistons (or turbine , in the case of a steam turbine locomotive ). On a conventional, non-articulated locomotive, the driving wheels are all coupled together with side rods (also known as coupling rods ); normally one pair is directly driven by the main rod (or connecting rod ) which is connected to the end of the piston rod ; power is transmitted to the others through the side rods. On diesel and electric locomotives , the driving wheels may be directly driven by the traction motors . Coupling rods are not usually used, and it is quite common for each axle to have its own motor. Jackshaft drive and coupling rods were used in the past (e.g. in the Swiss Crocodile locomotive ) but their use is now confined to shunting locomotives . On an articulated locomotive or a duplex locomotive , driving wheels are grouped into sets which are linked together within the set
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Tank
A TANK is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower , strong armour , and tracks providing good battlefield maneuverability. The first tanks were designed to overcome the deadlock of trench warfare ; now they are a mainstay of modern ground forces and a key part of combined arms combat. Modern tanks are versatile mobile land weapon system platforms, mounting a large-calibre cannon in a rotating gun turret , supplemented by mounted machine guns or other weapons. They combine this with heavy vehicle armour which provides protection for the crew, the vehicle's weapons, and its propulsion systems, and operational mobility , due to its use of tracks rather than wheels, which allows the tank to move over rugged terrain and be positioned on the battlefield in advantageous locations
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Bulldozer
A BULLDOZER is a crawler (continuous tracked tractor ) equipped with a substantial metal plate (known as a blade ) used to push large quantities of soil , sand, rubble, or other such material during construction or conversion work and typically equipped at the rear with a claw-like device (known as a ripper ) to loosen densely compacted materials. Bulldozers can be found on a wide range of sites, mines and quarries , military bases, heavy industry factories, engineering projects and farms . The term "bulldozer" correctly refers only to a tractor (usually tracked) fitted with a dozer blade. CONTENTS* 1 Description * 1.1 Blade
Blade
* 1.2 Ripper * 2 Modifications * 2.1 Armored bulldozers * 3 History * 4 Manufacturers * 5 History of the word * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links DESCRIPTION A Caterpillar D10 N bulldozer equipped with a single shank ripper
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The Byrds
THE BYRDS /ˈbɜːrdz/ were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California
California
in 1964. The band underwent multiple lineup changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn
Roger McGuinn
(known as Jim McGuinn until mid-1967) remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial success of contemporaries like the Beatles , the Beach Boys , and the Rolling Stones for a short period in the mid-60s, the Byrds are today considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. Initially, they pioneered the musical genre of folk rock , melding the influence of the Beatles and other British Invasion
British Invasion
bands with contemporary and traditional folk music . As the 1960s progressed, the band was also influential in originating psychedelic rock , raga rock , and country rock
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Caterpillar Track
CONTINUOUS TRACK, also called TANK TREAD or CATERPILLAR TRACK, is a system of vehicle propulsion in which a continuous band of treads or track plates is driven by two or more wheels. This band is typically made of modular steel plates in the case of military vehicles and heavy equipment , or synthetic rubber reinforced with steel wires in the case of lighter agricultural or construction vehicles . The large surface area of the tracks distributes the weight of the vehicle better than steel or rubber tyres on an equivalent vehicle, enabling a continuous tracked vehicle to traverse soft ground with less likelihood of becoming stuck due to sinking. The prominent treads of the metal plates are both hard-wearing and damage resistant, especially in comparison to rubber tyres. The aggressive treads of the tracks provide good traction in soft surfaces but can damage paved surfaces, so some metal tracks can have rubber pads installed for use on paved surfaces
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Sprocket
A SPROCKET or SPROCKET-WHEEL is a profiled wheel with teeth, or cogs, that mesh with a chain , track or other perforated or indented material. The name 'sprocket' applies generally to any wheel upon which radial projections engage a chain passing over it. It is distinguished from a gear in that sprockets are never meshed together directly, and differs from a pulley in that sprockets have teeth and pulleys are smooth. Sprockets are used in bicycles , motorcycles , cars , tracked vehicles , and other machinery either to transmit rotary motion between two shafts where gears are unsuitable or to impart linear motion to a track, tape etc. Perhaps the most common form of sprocket may be found in the bicycle, in which the pedal shaft carries a large sprocket-wheel, which drives a chain, which, in turn, drives a small sprocket on the axle of the rear wheel . Early automobiles were also largely driven by sprocket and chain mechanism, a practice largely copied from bicycles
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Flange
A FLANGE is an external or internal ridge , or rim (lip), for strength , as the flange of an iron beam such as an I-beam or a T-beam ; or for attachment to another object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc., or on the lens mount of a camera ; or for a flange of a rail car or tram wheel . Thus flanged wheels are wheels with a flange on one side to keep the wheels from running off the rails . The term "flange" is also used for a kind of tool used to form flanges. Pipes with flanges can be assembled and disassembled easily
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Engine Balance
ENGINE BALANCE refers to those factors in the design, production, engine tuning , maintenance and the operation of an engine that benefit from being balanced. Major considerations are: * Balancing of structural and operational elements within an engine * Longevity and performance * Power and efficiency * Performance and weight/size/cost * Environmental cost and utility * Noise/vibration and performanceThis article is currently limited to structural and operational balance within an engine in general, and balancing of piston engine components in particular
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UIC Classification
The UIC CLASSIFICATION OF LOCOMOTIVE AXLE ARRANGEMENTS, also known as GERMAN CLASSIFICATION, describes the wheel arrangement of locomotives , multiple units and trams . It is set out in the International Union of Railways (UIC) "Leaflet 650 – Standard designation of axle arrangement on locomotives and multiple-unit sets". It is used in much of the world. The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
uses a related scheme. The United States
United States
uses the simplified AAR wheel arrangement for modern locomotives. It is a more versatile system than Whyte notation
Whyte notation
, making fewer assumptions about locomotive layout, and counting axles instead of wheels. Some locomotives are impossible to classify using Whyte notation, but UIC classification handles them easily. It is also much more suited to diesel and electric locomotives
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Tom Rush
TOM RUSH (born February 8, 1941) is an American folk and blues singer, songwriter, musician and recording artist. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Discography * 3 References * 4 External links LIFE AND CAREERRush was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
, the adopted son of a teacher at St. Paul\'s School , in Concord, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
. Tom began performing in 1961 while studying at Harvard University
Harvard University
after having graduated from the Groton School
Groton School
. He majored in English literature. Many of his early recordings are versions of Lowland Scots and Appalachian folk songs. He regularly performed at the Club 47 coffeehouse (now called Club Passim) in Cambridge, the Unicorn in Boston, and The Main Point in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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The Black Crowes
THE BLACK CROWES were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes eight studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles. The band was signed to Def American Recordings in 1989 by producer George Drakoulias and released its debut album, Shake Your Money Maker , the following year. The follow-up, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion , reached the top of the Billboard 200 in 1992. After a hiatus between 2002 and 2005, the band regrouped and toured for several years before releasing Warpaint in 2008, which hit number 5 on the Billboard chart. After the release of a greatest hits/acoustic double album Croweology in August 2010, the band started a 20th anniversary tour that was followed by a second hiatus. After a final tour in 2013, the band finally announced its break-up in 2015
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Mark Lanegan
MARK WILLIAM LANEGAN (born November 25, 1964) is an American alternative rock musician and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Ellensburg, Washington , Lanegan began his musical career in 1984, forming the grunge band Screaming Trees with Gary Lee Conner , Van Conner and Mark Pickerel . During his time in the band, Lanegan also started a low-key solo career and released his first solo studio album, The Winding Sheet , in 1990. Since 1990, he has released a further six studio albums and has received critical recognition and moderate commercial success. Lanegan has also collaborated with various artists and bands throughout his career, including with Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
of Nirvana prior to the group's breakout success with their album, Nevermind
Nevermind
, recording an unreleased album of songs by the folk singer, Lead Belly
Lead Belly

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The Winding Sheet
THE WINDING SHEET is a studio album by alternative rock artist Mark Lanegan . It was released in 1990 on Sub Pop
Sub Pop
. The album was Lanegan's first solo work, and is notable in its departure from the characteristic sound of Screaming Trees
Screaming Trees
, the band he fronted from 1985 until 2000. While the work done in that group was much more energetic and fit into the burgeoning grunge genre of the late 80s/early 90s, The Winding Sheet
The Winding Sheet
has a much more stripped down sound, defining Lanegan's solo work largely for the rest of the decade. The album was a modest success. The term "winding sheet" is a synonym of shroud . "The Winding Sheet" is also the title of a traditional sea shanty that was the basis of the well known "Streets of Laredo ". The album showcases Lanegan's adept skills as a lyricist and his deep, soulful voice
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Nirvana (band)
NIRVANA was an American rock band formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington , in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl
, who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important alternative bands in history. Though the band dissolved in 1994 after the death of Cobain, their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture. In the late 1980s, Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album, Bleach , for the independent record label Sub Pop
Sub Pop
in 1989. They developed a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses
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Johnny Winter
JOHN DAWSON WINTER III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as JOHNNY WINTER, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s, Winter also produced three Grammy Award
Grammy Award
-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
. After his time with Waters, Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues
Blues
Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time "
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Bob Dylan
BOB DYLAN (/ˈdɪlən/ ; born ROBERT ALLEN ZIMMERMAN, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter, who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became a reluctant "voice of a generation" with songs such as "Blowin\' in the Wind " and "The Times They Are a-Changin\' " that became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement . In 1965, he controversially abandoned his early fan-base in the American folk music revival , recording a six-minute single, "Like a Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
", which enlarged the scope of popular music. Dylan's lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop-music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture
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