Actually, this *is* a valid wheel arrangement - on the continent, where the
number of wheels on *one side* of the loco are used in the designation. The
U.K. equivalent would be a 2-8-4 - a *b----y big* loco -. (The wheel
arrangement is known as a 'mountain' in the U.S.) Gresley did build a loco
to that arrangement *I think* - (Not being a follower of 'LNER' practices) ,
known as the 'P2 experimental' loco.
Budding archaeologist and confirmed train nut...........
From: British archaeology discussion list [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On
Behalf Of Andy Mackay
Sent: 03 April 2002 11:13
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Subject: Re: Wembley locomotive excavation
Don't tell me anyone is still taking this seriously!!!!!. What gauge and
type of train was it supposed to be? an "01. 04. 02 Gresley Pacific"
Apart from the fact that no locomotives have one front wheel, it also
spells out 1st of April 2002.