Definition of Tank locomotive
1. Noun. A locomotive that carries its own fuel and water; no tender is needed.
Generic synonyms: Engine, Locomotive, Locomotive Engine, Railway Locomotive
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Literary usage of Tank locomotive
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1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1901)
"Passenger tank locomotive with two driving axles and two other axles. ... Compound tank locomotive with three driving axles, one other axle; for crude oil ..."
2. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"83488 С tank locomotive for the Nevada Northern. A heavy tank engine, intended for service between the mines and smelting plant of the Nevada Consolidated ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A tank locomotive is an engine which carries its supply of fuel and water with it ... tank locomotive ; Great Eastern Hallway. TW Worsdell to work the heavy ..."
4. Locomotive Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which Designate ...by George Little Fowler by George Little Fowler (1906)
"That part of a locomotive tender, or of a tank locomotive, that contains the water. Tender tanks for large modern locomotives hold from 4000 to 9000 gallons ..."
5. The Steam-engine, Its History and Mechanism: Being Descriptions and by Robert Scott Burn (1854)
"... of locomotive the tender forms part of the engine, and is called the " tank- locomotive. ... tank locomotive."
6. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"2883 represents a Brfr/ian tank locomotive with water-tanks placed on both sides of the boiler. To admit of its running in curves, the extreme axles are ..."