Freightliner Project Genesis facts for kids(Redirected from British Rail Class 68)
|British Rail Class 70|
|Locomotive number 70001 leaves a tunnel|
|Total production||30 (plus one scrapped)|
|Gauge||4 ft 81⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Wheel diameter||1,067 mm|
|Length||23.0 m (75 ft 6 in)|
|Width||2.64 m (8 ft 8 in)|
|Height||3.92 m (12 ft 10 in)|
|Locomotive weight||129 t (127 long tons; 142 short tons)|
|Fuel capacity||6,000 l (1,300 imp gal; 1,600 US gal)|
|Top speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
|Power output||Engine: 2,750 kW (3,690 bhp)|
The Class 70 is a British designation for a type of diesel locomotive made by General Electric, which calls the type PowerHaul. The first were built for Freightliner (UK) by a company called General Electric in a country called the USA.
On 10 January 2011, while being unloaded by a crane from a boat after delivery, locomotive number 70012 was dropped from about 13 feet in the air back into the boat.
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