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Glossary Results for Word "Shunter (1)"

Shunter (1) A shunting engine – a locomotive used to move wagons and coaches to make up trains, usually a small tank locomotiveExplain 'Tank Locomotive', and with limited coal and water capacity, because it would work in local area, though major sorting sidings and yards might require something more substantial. (For example, the Bowen Cooke 1185Explain '1185 0-8-2T Locomotive Class' 0-8-2 tanks were normally employed on shunting.)