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The star of countless westerns, the 4-4-0 (four smaller leading wheels on two axles followed by four larger coupled driving wheels) or “American” type locomotive was widely used in North America during the 1800s, and some 25,000 were produced. The wheel arrangement was compatible with the grades and curves of the railroad at that time but the design placed the firebox between the driving wheels, limiting fire and steaming capacity. By 1900 larger locomotives were needed to meet the growing demand of passengers and freight.