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Adhesive weight

Adhesive weight is the weight on the driving wheels of a locomotive, which determines the frictional grip between wheels and rail, and hence the drawbar pull which a locomotive can exert.[1]

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  1. ^ McClellan, George B. (November 21, 1854). "Memoranda on Railways". Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississipi River to the Pacific Ocean 1. p. 116. 
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