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Let us take some of the stress out of holiday gift buying this season by giving you more time to qualify for price adjustments. Price adjustments on purchases are available 10/8/2022 until 12/25/22. If an item you buy has a price reduction before Christmas, we will credit the difference upon request, so you can shop confidently knowing your price is guaranteed.
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Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-8-0 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and no trailing wheels. This design allowed for more tractive effort with two additional driving axles and a larger boiler.
From its introduction in 1866, the 2-8-0 design was the ultimate heavy-freight locomotive. The 2-8-0’s forte was starting and moving “impressive loads at unimpressive speeds” and its versatility gave the 2-8-0 its longevity. In 1915, it was realized that no further development was possible with a locomotive of this wheel arrangement.
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