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ADHESIVE WEIGHT is the weight on the driving wheels of a locomotive , which determines the frictional grip between wheels and rail, and hence the drawbar pull which a locomotive can exert.

SEE ALSO

* Factor of adhesion * Tractive effort
Tractive effort

REFERENCES

* ^ McClellan, George B. (November 21, 1854). "Memoranda on Railways". Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. 1. p. 116.

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