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Irish Transport Company class 001
Ireland | 1955 | 60 produced
No. 051 with a freight train at Wellingtonbridge in October 1993
No. 051 with a freight train at Wellingtonbridge in October 1993
Phil Richards

The class 001 designates six-axle diesel-electric locomotives originally fitted with 1,200hp Crossley two-stroke diesels. They were intended for passenger and freight service and were built by Metropolitan-Vickers in Manchester. The low reliability of the Crossley engines meant that from 1968 they were rebuilt to engines of the EMD 645 type. These also worked on the two-stroke principle and initially produced 1,650 hp. Since the propulsion electronics and the cooling system were stressed with this power, the power was soon reduced to 1,325 hp. The 60 locomotives provided valuable services until they were replaced by new class 201s in 1994.

Variantas builtre-engined
General
Built1955-19561968-1971
ManufacturerMetropolitan-Vickers
Axle configC-C 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length51 ft 0 in
Service weight185,188 lbs
Adhesive weight185,188 lbs
Axle load46,297 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort62,000 lbf
EngineCrossley HSTV8EMD 12-645E
Engine typeV8 dieselV12 diesel
Engine output1,200 hp (895 kW)1,325 hp (988 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 08/2023
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