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NBL Type 1
British Rail Class 16
No. D8403 in green livery with all-yellow front end at Stratford MPD in 1966
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder North British Locomotive Company
Serial number 27671–27680
Build date 1958
Total production 10
UIC classification Bo′Bo′
Gauge 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter 3 ft 7 in (1.092 m)
Minimum curve 3.5 chains (70.41 m)
Wheelbase 28 ft 6 in (8.69 m)
Length 42 ft 6 in (12.95 m)
Width 8 ft 8 12 in (2.654 m)
Height 12 ft 8 in (3.861 m)
Locomotive weight 68 long tons (69 t; 76 short tons)
Fuel capacity 400 imp gal (1,800 L; 480 US gal)
Prime mover Paxman 16YHXL
Displacement 78.4 L (4,780 cu in)
Generator GEC WT 881 (plus GEC auxiliary generator
Traction motors 4 x GEC WT 441, nose suspended, with single reduction gear drive
Cylinders 16
Cylinder size 7 in (178 mm) bore
7 34 in (197 mm) stroke
Transmission Diesel electric
Multiple working Red Circle
Power output Engine: 800 hp (597 kW)
At rail: 627 hp (468 kW)
Tractive effort Maximum: 42,000 lbf (186.8 kN)
Train heating None; through steam pipe
Locomotive brakeforce 31 long tons-force (310 kN)
Train brakes Vacuum
Axle load class Route availability 4
Retired 1968
Disposition All scrapped

The British Rail Class 16, originally known as the North British Type 1 was a type of diesel locomotive ordered under British Railways' 1955 Modernisation Plan. Like other Type 1 designs, they were relatively small locomotives intended primarily for local freight traffic.

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