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4-6-0
Under the Whyte notation
Whyte notation
for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, 4-6-0
4-6-0
represents the configuration of four leading wheels on two axles in a leading bogie, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles and no trailing wheels. In the mid 19th century, this wheel arrangement became the second most popular configuration for new steam locomotives in the United States of America, where this type is commonly referred to as a Ten-wheeler.[1]As a locomotive pulling trains of light weight all wood passenger cars in the 1890-1920s, it was exceptionally stable at near 100 mph speeds on the New York Central's New York to Chicago Water Level Route and on the Reading Railroad's Camden to Atlantic City, NJ, line
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Finland
Finland
Finland
(/ˈfɪnlənd/ ( listen); Finnish: Suomi [suo̯mi] ( listen); Swedish: Finland
Finland
[ˈfɪnland]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Finland
Finland
(Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland)[7] is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. The country has land borders with Sweden
Sweden
to the northwest, Norway
Norway
to the north, and Russia
Russia
to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland
Finland
with Estonia
Estonia
on the opposite side
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Moçâmedes Railway
The Moçâmedes Railway
Moçâmedes Railway
(Portuguese: Caminho de Ferro de Moçâmedes (CFM)) is a 860 km railway line in Angola, between Namibe
Namibe
and Menongue.[1][2] The line is operated by the company Caminhos de Ferro de Moçâmedes E.P. The port city of Moçâmedes was renamed Namibe
Namibe
in 1985, so the railway is sometimes called the Namibe
Namibe
Railway (Portuguese: Caminho de Ferro do Namibe), However, the railway company retained its original legal name. History[edit] Construction began on the railway in 1905, when Angola
Angola
was a Portuguese colony
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UIC Classification Of Locomotive Axle Arrangements
Classification is a general process related to categorization, the process in which ideas and objects are recognized, differentiated, and understood. A classification system is an approach to accomplishing classification. Classification may refer specifically to:Contents1 Mathematics 2 Media 3 Science 4 Business, organizations, and economics 5 Other uses 6 Organizations involved in classification 7 See also 8 External linksMathematics[edit]Statistical classification, identifying to which of a set of categories a new observation belongs, on the basis of a training set of data Mathematical classificatio
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First World War
Allied victoryCentral Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War
and foundation of the Soviet Union Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East Transfer of German colonies
German colonies
and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers Establishment of the League of Nations
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Narrow Gauge
North America · South America · Europe · Australiav t eA narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in). Most narrow-gauge railways are between 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) and 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in). Since narrow-gauge railways are usually built with smaller radius curves, smaller structure gauges and lighter rails, they can be less-costly to build, equip and operate than standard- or broad-gauge railways (particularly in mountainous or difficult terrain). Lower-cost narrow-gauge railways are often built to serve industries and communities where the traffic potential would not justify the cost of a standard- or broad-gauge line. Narrow-gauge railways have specialized use in mines and other environments, where a small structure gauge necessitates a small loading gauge
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Military Railways
The military use of railways derives from their ability to move troops or materiel rapidly and, less usually, on their use as a platform for military systems, like armoured trains, in their own right. Railways have been employed for military purposes since the Crimean War
Crimean War
in the 1850s, although improvements in other forms of transport have rendered railways less important to the military since the end of World War II and the Cold War, although they are still employed for the transport of armoured vehicles to and from exercises or the mass transport of vehicles to a theatre of operations. Due to the expense and time required to build specifically military railway networks, military use of railways is usually based on a pre-existing civilian railway network rather than a military-owned one. However, specialized military types of rolling stock have frequently been used
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Cape Government Railways
The Cape Government Railways
Cape Government Railways
(CGR) was the government-owned railway operator in the Cape Colony
Cape Colony
from 1874 until the creation of the South African Railways (SAR) in 1910.Contents1 History1.1 Private railways 1.2 Formation of CGR 1.3 Cape Gauge 1.4 Expansion 1.5 Formation of SAR2 Impact 3 See also 4 Citations 5 Further readingHistory[edit] Private railways[edit] The first railways at the Cape were privately owned. The Cape Town Railway and Dock Company started construction from Cape Town
Cape Town
in 1859, reaching Eerste River by 1862 and Wellington by 1863
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Benguela Railway
The Benguela
Benguela
railway (Portuguese: Caminho de Ferro de Benguela
Benguela
(CFB)) is a Cape gauge
Cape gauge
railway in Angola
Angola
that connects the Atlantic
Atlantic
port of Lobito
Lobito
to the eastern border town of Luau. At the border, it connects to a branch of the Katanga Railway, providing access to the Copperbelts of Congo and Zambia. The railway is named after the city of Benguela, which is connected by a branch line to the terminus of Lobito.Contents1 Specifications 2 Equipment2.1 Locomotives3 History 4 Rehabilitation 5 Accidents 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksSpecifications[edit] The railway is Cape gauge, 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in), which is used by most mainline railways in southern Africa
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Neilson And Company
Neilson and Company
Neilson and Company
was a locomotive manufacturer in Glasgow, Scotland. The company was started in 1836 at McAlpine Street by Walter Neilson and James Mitchell to manufacture marine and stationary engines. In 1837 the firm moved to Hyde Park Street and was known as Kerr, Mitchell and Neilson and, in 1840, Kerr, Neilson and Company, becoming Neilson and Mitchell in 1843. Locomotive
Locomotive
building began in 1843 for the local railways. In 1855 production of marine and stationary engines discontinued and the company changed its name again to Neilson and Company
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2 Ft And 600 Mm Gauge Railways
North America · South America · Europe · Australiav t eA BL 9.2-inch howitzer
BL 9.2-inch howitzer
with shells lined up on the ground recently delivered from the trench railway in the foreground during World War I.Two foot and 600 mm gauge railways are narrow gauge railways with track gauges of 2 ft (610 mm) and 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in), respectively
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Leading Truck
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),[citation needed] 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.[1] The first use of leading wheels is commonly attributed to John B. Jervis
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Lubango
Lubango
Lubango
is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. Its last known population was 100,757. Until 1975, the city's official name was Sá da Bandeira.Contents1 History1.1 Portuguese rule 1.2 Post independence2 Economy 3 Transport 4 Education 5 Climate 6 Notable citizens 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] Portuguese rule[edit] In 1882 approximately one thousand of Portuguese settlers came from the island of Madeira
Madeira
to the area of current-day Lubango, Angola. These Portuguese farmers successfully developed the whole region and founded the settlement
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Chiange
Chiange
Chiange
is a town and commune in the municipality of Gambos, province of Huíla, Angola. It is also the seat of the municipality of Gambos. Chiange
Chiange
covers 8,150 square kilometres (3,150 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 151,375.[1][2] It is terminus of a branch of the Moçâmedes Railway, which is the southernmost of the three railway networks in Angola, junctioning at Dongo. References[edit]^ a b "Perfil da Província" (in Portuguese). Lubango, Angola?: Portal do Governo Provincial da Huíla. 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-24.  ^ "City councils of Angola". Statoids
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Vryburg
Vryburg
Vryburg
( Afrikaans
Afrikaans
for free borough) is a large agricultural town with a population of 48,200 situated in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality of the North West Province of South Africa. It is the seat and the industrial and agricultural heartland of the district of the Bophirima region.Contents1 Location 2 History 3 Economy 4 Transport 5 Culture 6 Fauna and flora 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksLocation[edit] It is situated halfway between Kimberley (the capital of the Northern Cape Province) and Mahikeng
Mahikeng
(the capital of the North West Province). It is on Cecil Rhodes’s great northern railroad, which ran from Cape Town
Town
through the Kimberley diamond fields, Vryburg, Mafikeng, and northwards beyond Victoria Falls
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Bulawayo
Bulawayo
Bulawayo
is the second-largest city in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
after the capital Harare, with, as of the ever disputed 2012 census, a population of 653,337 while Bulawayo
Bulawayo
Municipal records indicate a population of 1,200,750. This understating of population by the government is due to the marginalisation of the Matabeleland
Matabeleland
region by the government since 1980 in a bid to avail less resources. With a population of 620,000 in 1992 Bulawayo
Bulawayo
cannot have a population of 653 337 20 years later when it is exhausting its land due to housing expansion. [2] It is in Matabeleland, 439 km (273 mi) southwest of Harare, and is now treated as a separate provincial area from Matabeleland
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