Re: ICC Class Codes
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Applying a little cryptology to the matter, clearly the first letter designates the number of pilot and/or trailing wheels. For example,
The digit refers to the number of drivers on one side. This is odd of course as traditionally in the US we use the total drivers. The Brits as I recall describe locomotives by wheels on one side only.
2 (4 drivers)
3 (6 drivers)
4 (8 drivers)
5 (10 drivers)
Under my theory, the 4-6-0 should be C3 not CE.
I know this does not answer your basic query but thought I would throw it in. The designations are, of course, somewhat similar to Baldwin classes except BLW used letters for drivers.
Is this a leftover from USRA days?
I will root around in my stuff and see if I can find anything about ICC class codes.
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