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Frederick Methvan Whyte and Whyte Notation

Every railway enthusiast recognises the method of classifying locomotives by their number of wheels, e.g. 0-6-0. This notation, called Whyte Notation, got its name from the engineer who developed it, Frederick Methvan Whyte.

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Jinxed Locomotives

Some locomotives gain reputations for being jinxed, usually after being involved in one or more accidents. Given the history of some of these engines their bad reputations often seem well-deserved rather than fanciful superstition.

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