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Brush Type 4
British Rail Class 48
Former Class 48, No.47117, at Weymouth station with a holiday passenger train in 1989.
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Brush Traction, Falcon Works
Build date 1965–1966
Total production 5
Configuration Co-Co
UIC classification Co'Co'
Wheel diameter 3 ft 9 in (1.143 m)
Wheelbase 51 ft 6 in (15.70 m)
Length 63 ft 6 in (19.35 m)
Width 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
Height 12 ft 9 38 in (3.90 m)
Locomotive weight 112 long tons (114 t)
Prime mover Sulzer 12LVA24
Multiple working Not fitted
Top speed 95 mph (153 km/h)
Power output Engine: 2,650 bhp (1,976 kW)
Train heating Steam generator
Locomotive brakeforce 60 long tons-force (598 kN)
Train brakes Vacuum
Career British Rail
Number D1702–D1706
Axle load class Route availability 7 (RA 6 from 1969)
Disposition Re-engined to Class 47, 1969–1971

The British Rail Class 48 was a diesel locomotive class which consisted of five examples, built at Brush Falcon Works in Loughborough and delivered between September 1965 and July 1966. They were part of the British Rail Class 47 order, but differed from their classmates by being fitted with a Sulzer V12 12LVA24 power unit producing 2,650 bhp (1,976 kW), as opposed to the standard 12LDA28C twin-bank twelve-cylinder unit of the remaining fleet.

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