Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements describes the wheel arrangement of locomotives, multiple units and trams. It is set out in the International Union of Railways (UIC) "Leaflet 650 - Standard designation of axle arrangement on locomotives and multiple-unit sets". It is used in much of the world. The United Kingdom used a related scheme. The United States uses the simplified AAR wheel arrangement for modern locomotives. It is a more versatile system than Whyte notation, making fewer assumptions about locomotive layout. In the latter notation, some locomotives are impossible to classify, but UIC classification handles them easily. The UIC classification is also much more suited to diesel and electric locomotives.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Saane (in German) or Sarine (in French) is one of the largest rivers in Switzerland. It is 128 km long and has a drainage area of 1,892 km². It is a tributary of the river Aar. The source is at the foot of the Sanetschhorn, in the western part of the Bernese Oberland. A river is a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing toward an ocean, a lake, a sea or another river. In a few cases, a river simply flows into the ground or dries up completely before reaching another body of water. Small rivers may also be called by several other names, including stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill, there is no general rule that defines what can be called a river. An exception to this is the stream. In some countries or communities a stream may be defined by its size. Many names for small rivers are specific to geographic location, one example is Burn in Scotland and North-east England. Sometimes a river is said to be larger than a creek, but this is not always the case, because of vagueness in the language.