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British Rail Class 60
EWS 60068 passing through Castleton East Junction.
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Brush Traction
Build date 1989–1993
Total production 100
Configuration Co-Co
UIC classification Co'Co'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 instandard gauge
Length 21.34 m (70 ft 0 in)
Width 2.64 m (8 ft 8 in)
Height 3.95 m (13 ft 0 in)
Locomotive weight 129 tonnes (127 long tons; 142 short tons) to 130 tonnes (130 long tons; 140 short tons)
Fuel capacity 4,500 litres (990 imp gal; 1,190 US gal) to 5,228 litres (1,150 imp gal; 1,380 US gal)
Prime mover Mirrlees MB275T
Multiple working Within own class only
Top speed 62 mph (100 km/h)
Power output Engine: 3,100 bhp (2,310 kW)
Tractive effort Maximum: 106,500 lbf (474 kN)
Continuous: 71,570 lbf (318.4 kN)
Train heating None
Train brakes Air
Career British Rail
English, Welsh and Scottish Railway
Number 60001-60015, 60017-60100, 60500
Axle load class Route availability

The British Rail Class 60 is a class of Co-Co diesel locomotive designed for heavy freight work. While they remain the most powerful diesel locomotives in the UK fleet they have suffered from poor reliability throughout their service life.

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