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UIC Classification Of Locomotive Axle Arrangements
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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Schnellzug
A SCHNELLZUG is an express train in German-speaking countries, where it refers to trains that do not stop at all stations along a line. The term is used both generically and also as a specific train type . In Germany
Germany
and Austria
Austria
it is also referred to colloquially as a D-ZUG, a short form of DURCHGANGSZUG ("through train"), and express train services were often given numbers preceded by the letter D. On the railway networks operated by the Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
(DB), the Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB) and the Swiss Federal Railways
Swiss Federal Railways
(SBB) today, express trains are divided into categories such as Eurocity
Eurocity
, Intercity , Interregio
Interregio
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Cab (locomotive)
The CAB, CREW COMPARTMENT or DRIVER\'S COMPARTMENT of a locomotive, or a self-propelled rail vehicle , is the part housing the train driver or engineer , the fireman or driver\'s assistant (secondman) (if any), and the controls necessary for the locomotive's, or self-propelled rail vehicle's, operation. CONTENTS * 1 Cab locations * 2 Typical features * 3 Historical development * 4 See also * 5 References CAB LOCATIONSOn steam locomotives , the cab is normally located to the rear of the firebox , although steam locomotives have sometimes been constructed in a cab forward configuration. The cab, or crew or driver's compartment of a diesel or electric locomotive will usually be found either inside a cabin attached to a hood unit or cowl unit locomotive, or forming one of the structural elements of a cab unit locomotive. The former arrangement is now the norm in North America for all types of diesel or electric locomotives
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Engerth Locomotive
The ENGERTH LOCOMOTIVE was a type of early articulated steam locomotive designed by Wilhelm Freiherr von Engerth
Wilhelm Freiherr von Engerth
for use on the Semmering Railway in Austria. The distinctive feature of the Engerth design was an articulated tender as part of the main locomotive frame. Some of the weight of the tender therefore rested on the driving wheels, improving adhesion, while articulation allowed the locomotive to navigate the narrow curves of mountain railways. CONTENTS * 1 Designer * 2 History * 2.1 Semmering * 2.2 Other Engerth locomotives * 2.3 Fink variation * 3 Preservation * 3.1 Reproduction * 4 Further reading * 5 References * 6 External links DESIGNER Wilhelm von Engerth Wilhelm von Engerth was born in Pless
Pless
, Upper Silesia
Upper Silesia
(Now Pszczyna, Poland) on 26 May 1814, the brother of the artist Edouard von Engerth
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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 a more traditional tender . A tank engine may also have a bunker (or oil tank) to hold fuel. There are several different types of tank locomotive, distinguished by 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
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Garratt
A GARRATT is a type of steam locomotive that is articulated into three parts. Its boiler is mounted on the centre frame, and two steam engines are mounted on separate frames, one on each end of the boiler. Articulation permits larger locomotives to negotiate curves and lighter rails that might restrict large rigid-framed locomotives. Many Garratt
Garratt
designs aimed to double the power of the largest conventional locomotives operating on their railways, thus reducing the need for multiple locomotives and crews
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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Leading Wheel
The LEADING WHEEL or LEADING AXLE or PILOT WHEEL of a steam locomotive is an unpowered wheel or axle located in front of the driving wheels. The axle or axles of the leading wheels are normally located on a leading truck . Leading wheels are used to help the locomotive negotiate curves and to support the front portion of the boiler. Importantly, the leading bogie does not have simple rotational motion about a vertical pivot, as might first be thought. It must also be free to slip sideways to a small extent (otherwise the locomotive is unable to follow curves accurately – a point lost on the 19th century railway pioneers), and some kind of springing mechanism is normally included to control this movement and give a tendency to return to centre. The sliding bogie of this type was patented by William Adams in 1865. The first use of leading wheels is commonly attributed to John B. Jervis
John B

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Trailing Wheel
On a steam locomotive , a TRAILING WHEEL or TRAILING AXLE is generally an unpowered wheel or axle (wheelset ) located behind the driving wheels. The axle of the trailing wheels is usually located in a trailing truck . On some large locomotives, a booster engine was mounted on the trailing truck to provide extra tractive effort when starting a heavy train and at low speeds on gradients. Trailing wheels were used in some early locomotives but fell out of favor for a time during the latter 19th century. As demand for more powerful locomotives increased, trailing wheels began to be used to support the crew cab and rear firebox area. Trailing wheels first appeared on American locomotives between 1890 and 1895, but their axle worked in rigid pedestals. It enabled boilers to be lowered, since the top of the main frames was dropped down behind the driving wheels and under the firebox
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Oliver Bulleid
OLIVER VAUGHAN SNELL BULLEID CBE (19 September 1882 – 25 April 1970) was a British railway and mechanical engineer best known as the Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Southern Railway
Railway
between 1937 and the 1948 nationalisation , developing many well-known locomotives . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and Great Northern Railway
Railway
* 2 London and North Eastern Railway
Railway
* 3 Southern Railway
Railway
and British Railways
British Railways
* 4 Córas Iompair Éireann
Córas Iompair Éireann
* 5 Recognition and retirement * 6 Patents * 7 Further reading * 8 References * 9 External links EARLY LIFE AND GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAYHe was born in Invercargill
Invercargill
, New Zealand
New Zealand
to William Bulleid and his wife Marian Pugh, both British immigrants
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SR West Country And Battle Of Britain Classes
CLASS or THE CLASS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 General * 2 Media and entertainment * 2.1 Books * 2.2 Films * 2.3 Television * 2.4 Music * 3 Computing * 4 Transportation * 5 See also GENERAL* Class (education) , a group of students attending a specific course or lesson * Course (education) * Lesson , in education * Classroom
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List Of UIC Country Codes
The UIC COUNTRY CODE is a two digit-number identifying countries in which members of the International Union of Railways
International Union of Railways
(UIC) are active. The UIC has issued numbering systems for rolling stock (UIC wagon numbers ) and stations that include the country code. The values are defined in UIC leaflet 920-14. The country code had originally been designed as a company code but mainly as a consequence of the reorganisation of the rail sector in Europe changes were necessary. When the former UIC vehicle number became a vehicle register number (European Vehicle Number, EVN) issued by governmental organisations, the code was attributed to the countries. Vehicle numbering is now governed by the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail and in Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) of the European Union
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Southern Railway (Great Britain)
The SOUTHERN RAILWAY (SR), sometimes shortened to 'Southern', was a British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping . It linked London
London
with the Channel ports, South West England
South West England
, South coast resorts and Kent
Kent

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Mallet Locomotive
The MALLET LOCOMOTIVE is a type of articulated steam railway locomotive , invented by the Swiss engineer Anatole Mallet (1837–1919). The essence of his idea combines articulation of the locomotive and compound steam use. The articulation was achieved by supporting the front of the locomotive on a bogie frame (called a Bissell truck ); the compound steam system fed steam at boiler pressure to high-pressure cylinders for the main driving wheels. As the steam was exhausted from those cylinders, it was passed into a low-pressure receiver and was then sent to low-pressure cylinders to power the driving wheels on the Bissell truck
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the UK includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to its east, the English Channel
English Channel
to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world
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