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Dates used on this site are of the format of  MM / DD / YYYY (Month / Day  / Year) 


Measurements used on this site are in feet and inches.   With 12 inches composing one foot  (feet is the plural of foot).   The abbreviated way we denote feet and inches is by placing a   '  mark after the number of feet and a     mark after the number of inches.   Thus 3' 6"   is the shortcut or abbreviated way of denoting 3 feet and 6 inches.  You will note however, that the metric system is used to denote some measurements where the locomotive was used outside this country. 

Ton -  1 ton = 2,000 pounds is the weight unit of measure standard for the United States and Canada.    On such ton equates to 907 kg.

 

 

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