Garratt

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Etymology[edit]

Developed by Herbert William Garratt, a British locomotive engineer.

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Garratt (plural Garratts)

  1. A steam locomotive that is articulated in three parts, with a boiler mounted on the centre frame, and two steam engines mounted on separate frames, one on each end of the boiler.
    • 1940 December, O. S. M. Raw, “The Rhodesia Railways—II”, in Railway Magazine, page 640:
      The 13th class were the first Garratts on the line and on arrival were set to work on the Villa [sic: Vila] Machado-Umtali section, increasing the train load from the 350 tons hauled by the 9th class to 450 tons.

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Garratt

  1. A surname.

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