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British Rail class 23 (English Electric type 2)
originally D5900
Great Britain | 1959 | 10 produced
D5902 in June 1966 at London King's Cross
D5902 in June 1966 at London King's Cross
Hugh Llewelyn
ManufacturerEnglish Electric
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length52 ft 7 3/16 in
Wheelbase40 ft 6 in
Service weight165,760 lbs
Adhesive weight165,760 lbs
Axle load41,440 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort47,000 lbf
EngineNapier T9-29 Deltic
Engine type9-cyl. triangle opposed diesel
Fuel660 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,100 hp (820 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
last changed: 10 2023

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