Nelson Kennedy <nelsonk@...
At 18:50 28/04/99 -0700, you wrote:
From: "Stefan" <email@example.com>That might send us scurrying for our reference books. I was 'taught' (by
whom I can't remember) that a Mallet was, by definition a compound. I've
just reached up for my large Collins' dictionary and it says "Chiefly US -
a very large powerful steam locomotive with a conventional boiler but with
two separate articulated engine units". No mention of 'compound' but I
think the definition is suspect anyway because I know of a 2-4-4-2
(compound) Mallet preserved here in NZ which is neither very large nor very
powerful. In fact, it is downright cute.
Nelson Kennedy, Christchurch, New Zealand
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