2-2-2 "Single" Locomotives in Canada
The 2-2-2 wheel arrangement was a natural progression from the 0-2-2
and the 2-2-0 arrangements. The additional axle of the 2-2-2 provided
more stability and allowed the locomotive to have a larger firebox.
It was first found on the Patentee locomotive built by Robert Stephenson
and Company in 1833. Locomotives of this wheel arrangement was sometimes
called "Singles" because they had a single driven axle (which could also
be said of the various other single driven axle wheel arrangements).
Railroads that used 2-2-2 "Single" locomotives in Canada (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)
Surviving Examples of 2-2-2 "Single" Locomotives in Canada
|No.||Class||F.M. Whyte||Gauge||Railroad Line||Location||Status||Builder Info||Notes|
|2-2-2||4'-8½"|| Canadian Railway Museum, Delson, QC||operational||Named John Molson, replica |
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