The reference for locomotives and railcars
British Rail class 73
originally E6001
Great Britain | 1962 | 49 produced
73 210 parked at Dereham in May 2010
73 210 parked at Dereham in May 2010
Variant73/073/1rebuilt 73/9 Cumminsrebuilt 73/9 MTU
ManufacturerEnglish ElectricBrush TractionRail Vehicle Engineering Ltd.
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length53 ft 8 in
Service weight170,900 lbs172,025 lbs
Adhesive weight170,900 lbs172,025 lbs
Axle load42,725 lbs43,008 lbs
Power sourceelectric - DC + diesel-electric
Electric system660-750 V
Continuous power1,420 hp (1,059 kW)
Top speed80 mph90 mph
Starting effort42,000 lbf40,000 lbf
EngineEnglish Electric 4SRKT Mk IICummins QSK19MTU 8V 40000 R43L
Engine type4-cyl. diesel2x 6-cyl. diese1V8 diesel
Engine output600 hp (447 kW)1,500 hp (1,119 kW)1,600 hp (1,193 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
electric locomotive
third rail
dual power
last changed: 08 2023

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