Mallet Locomotive

The Mallet Locomotive is a type of articulated steam railway locomotive, invented by the Swiss engineer Anatole Mallet (1837 - 1919).

The essence of his idea combines articulation of the locomotive and compound steam use. The articulation was achieved by supporting the front of the locomotive on a bogie frame (called a Bissell truck); the compound steam system fed steam at boiler pressure to high pressure cylinders for the main driving wheels. As the steam was exhausted from those cylinders, it was passed into a low pressure receiver and was then sent to low pressure cylinders to power the driving wheels on the Bissell truck.

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Mallet Locomotive - Terminology
... As a French speaking Swiss, Mallet pronounced his name accordingly, something like "Mallay" ... Mallet's original patent specifies compound expansion, but after his death in 1919 many locomotives (particularly in the United States) were articulated Mallet style without ... When fleets of such locomotives appeared in the middle 1920s the trade press naturally called them "Simple Mallets" — i.e ...
PRR Locomotive Classification - PRR Steam and Electric Classification - Compound Classifications
... The PRR classified articulated locomotives and joined locomotive units by using multiples of the previous classifications ... Articulated steam CC1s - 0-8-8-0 Mallet locomotive ... CC2s - 0-8-8-0 Mallet locomotive ...

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