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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationRail · 1 decade ago

How many wheels does a real train have?

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  • Evgeni
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    It depends on how big the train is.

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  • 4 years ago

    How Many Wheels In Train

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on the train.

    Here in the UK most freight locomotives have 2 6-wheel bogies (trucks) and most of the wagons (freight cars) have 2 4-wheel bogies, so the total number of wheels is (the number of wagons X 8) + 12.

    Passenger carriages and power cars on HST trains have 2 4-wheel bogies so the total numer of wheels is the number of carriages/power cars X 8.

    Steam locomotives are classified by the number of wheels thus:

    Front truck - number of driving wheels - rear truck

    Thus e.g. a 'Pacific' locomotive would be 4-6-2

    I.e. 4 wheel truck at the front - 6 driving wheels - 2 wheel truck at rear.

    Hope that helps.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The locomotive has drive wheels that pull the entire train. The number of drive wheels is determined by how much power the locomotive is required to have to move the train through the terrain. Out west where there are many mountain ranges and many steep grades. The locomotives are monsters compared to the ones that people in flat terrain usually see. The total number of wheels are also determined by the number of cars connected to create the train.

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  • 1 decade ago

    real train? As opposed to what, exactly? Toy train? Virtual train? Wedding dress train? What's a non-real train?

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  • 1 decade ago

    well it depends the last one i saw had like 636

    all you do to tell is count their boxes and how many wheels one has and vola

    multiply it.

    Source(s): boredom
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  • 1 decade ago

    This made me laugh... Depends how BIG the train is..

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  • Andy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Different cars have different axle numbers.Most new locomotives have six axles(12 wheels).

    Source(s): UPRR engineer
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you pull a real train it would have no wheels.

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