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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

British-Rail-Class-16



BR Class 16
TOPS numbers None
Early numbers D8400-D8409
Builder North British Locomotive Company - Introduced 1958
Wheel Arrangement Bo-Bo
Weight 68 te 69091 kg
Height 12 ft 6 in 3.8 m
Width 8 ft 8.5 in 2.7 m
Length 42 ft 6 in 13.0 m
Wheel Dia. 3 ft 7 in 1.1 m
Bogie Wheel Base 8 ft 6 in 2.6 m
Bogie Pivot Centres 20 ft 6.1 m
Minimum radius 3 � chains 70.4 m
Maximum speed 60 mph 97 km/h
Engine output 800 hp
627 hp at rail 597 kW
468 kW
Max. Tractive Effort 42,000 lbf 187 kN
Cont. Tractive Effort
Brake type Vacuum
Brake force 31 te 309 kN
Route availability 4
Fuel Tank 400 imp gal 1,800 litre
Multiple Coupling Red Circle
Heating type None, through steam pipe
Boiler Water Capacity None The CLASS 16 locomotive was ordered under the Modernisation Scheme as a Type 1 locomotive for the Eastern Region, based on prototype No. 10800. This class was troubled by poor reliability and was scrapped relatively early. The engine was a Paxman 16YHXL with 7 in (178 mm) cylinder bore and 7.75 in (197 mm) cylinder stroke. The traction motors were 4 x GEC WT 441, nose suspended with single reduction gear drive. The Main Generator was a GEC WT 881and the Auxiliary Generator was also of GEC manufacture. Template:British Rail Locomotives

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