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British Rail Class 76
Preserved locomotive no. 26020 in original black livery.
Power type Electric
Builder LNER Doncaster Works (prototype) BR Gorton Works
Build date 1941 (prototype), 1952–1953
Total production 58
Configuration Bo+Bo
Wheel diameter 4 ft 2 in (1.270 m)
Length 50 ft 4 in (15.34 m)
Locomotive weight 87.90 long tons (89.3 t)
Electric system(s) 1500 V DC
Current collection method Pantograph, 2 off
Traction motors Metropolitan Vickers 186, 4 off
Top speed 65 mph (105 km/h)
Power output Continuous: 1,300 hp (969 kW)
One-hour: 1,868 hp (1,393 kW)
Tractive effort 45,000 lbf (200,000 N)
Train heating Steam generator (14 locomotives)
Locomotive brakeforce 72 long tons-force (717 kN)
Train brakes Vacuum, some later Dual
Career British Railways
Number 26000–26055; later E26000–26057; later 76001–76057
Axle load class Route availability 8 (LNER: 9)
Locale Manchester-Sheffield-Wath line
Retired 1970–1981

The British Rail Class 76, also known as Class EM1, is a class of 1.5kV DC, Bo-Bo electric locomotive designed for use on the now-closed Woodhead Line in Northern England.

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