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Railway wheels
The basic concept of railway vehicle wheels has remained unchanged from the earliest days of railway history. The assembly of two wheels and an axle is commonly referred to as a wheelset. The wheels are solid forged steel or cast steel. They can be differentiated into two main categories: monobloc wheels and wheels with attached tires. On steam locomotives, each of them is equipped with a crank connected to the coupling rod, as well as a counterweight (on the opposite side) for balancing bringing the center of gravity back to the axle.
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