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Class 40.....

Post  Admin on Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:03 pm

Class 40 “English Electric”

Built: 1958-1962 by English electric co. at vulcan foundry, newton-le-willows

Engine: English electric 16SVT MK2 of 1490 kW (2000hp) at 850 rpm

Main generator: English electric 822/4C

Traction Motors: English electrics 526/5D or EE526/7D

Maximum Tractive Effort: 231 kN (52000 ibf)

Continuous Tractive Effort: 137 kN (30900 ibf)

Power at rail: 1160 kW (1550 hp)

Brake Force: 51t.

Weight: 132 t

Design Speed: 90 mph

Fuel Capacity: 3250 litres

Train Supply: steam

Train Brakes: air & vacuum

Dimensions: 21.18 x 2.78 m

Wheel Diameter: 914/1143 mm.

Maximum speed: 90 mph

RA: 6

Multiple Working: blue star

Originally numbered D345

40145 BL 40 ELRD BQ “East Lancashire Railway”
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