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British Railways 10800
10800 on the down main platform at Rugby
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder North British Locomotive Company
Serial number 26413
Build date 1 July 1950
Configuration Bo-Bo
AAR wheel arr. B-B
UIC classification Bo′Bo′
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter 3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Minimum curve 3.75 chains (247.50 ft; 75.44 m)
Wheelbase 31 ft 0 in (9.45 m)
Length 41 ft 10 12 in (12.76 m)
Width 9 ft 2 in (2.79 m)
Height 12 ft 9 12 in (3.90 m)
Locomotive weight 69.80 long tons (70.92 t; 78.18 short tons)
Fuel capacity 300 imp gal (1,400 l; 360 US gal)
Coolant capacity 85 imp gal (390 l; 102 US gal)
Water capacity 90 imp gal (410 l; 110 US gal)
Prime mover Paxman 16RPHXL Series 2
rebuilt: Maybach MD655
Generator DC
Traction motors BTH 159, DC, four (4) off
Cylinder size 7 in × 7 34 in (177.80 mm × 196.85 mm)
rebuilt: 7 14 in × 8 34 in (184.15 mm × 222.25 mm)
Transmission Diesel electric
Multiple working Not fitted
Power output 827 hp (617 kW)
rebuilt: 1,400 hp (1,000 kW)
Tractive effort 34,500 lbf (153.5 kN)
Train heating Clarkson steam generator
Locomotive brakes Brakeforce: 45 long tons-force (450 kN)
Train brakes Vacuum
Power class 3MT; later: Type 1
Axle load class Route availability: 4
Retired 8 August 1959
Disposition Sold Brush Traction, rebuilt into research locomotive Hawk, retired 1968, cannibalised 1972–1976, scrapped 1976.

British Railways 10800 was a diesel locomotive built by the North British Locomotive Company for British Railways in 1950. It had been ordered by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1946 but did not appear until after the 1948 nationalisation of the railways.

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