British Rail 11001 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail 11001
|Builder||British Railways’ Ashford Works|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Wheel diameter||4 feet 6 inches (1.37 m)|
|Locomotive weight||49.45 long tons (50.24 t)|
|Prime mover||Paxman RPH Series 1|
|Transmission||Mechanical, SSS Powerflow 3-speed gearbox|
|Top speed||36 miles per hour (58 km/h)|
|Power output||Engine: 500 brake horsepower (370 kW)|
|Tractive effort||33,500 pounds-force (149 kN)|
|Axle load class||Route availability|
|Disposition||Scrapped, December 1959|
11001 was one of the first British Railways diesel locomotives. It was built in 1949 at British Railways' Ashford Works. It was designed by O. V. S. Bulleid when he was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Southern Railway. It was powered by a Paxman RPH Series 1 engine, capable of delivering 500 bhp at 1,250 rpm. It was driven via a Vulcan Sinclair fluid coupling to an SSS (Synchro-Self-Shifting) Powerflow gearbox. The gearbox provided three forward and reverse gears in either high or low range. It gave a top speed ranging from 5 mph (8 km/h) in 1st gear, low range up to 36 mph (58 km/h). It had an 0-6-0 wheel formation.
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