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Locomotive: Buffalo

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In 1844 a modified form of a "crab" (Locomotive: Mazeppa) known as a "mud digger", was brought out by Ross Winans - The Buffalo.

This was the first engine in the world having four coupled axles. It was, to a great extent, a makeshift construction, and in subsequent engines the vertical boiler was replaced by one of the horizontal type.

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