British Rail Class 80 facts for kids
|British Rail Class 80|
|Build date||1951; rebuilt 1958|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Wheel diameter||3 ft 8 in (1.12 m)|
|Length||56 ft 6 in (17.22 m)|
|Width||8 ft 8 1⁄4 in (2.65 m)|
|Height||12 ft 10 in (3.91 m)|
|Locomotive weight||109 long tons (110.7 t)|
|Electric system(s)||25 kV AC|
|Current collection method||Stone-Faiveley ‘V’-type pantograph, 1 off|
|Traction motors||Metropolitan-Vickers, 4 off|
|Top speed||90 mph (145 km/h)|
|Tractive effort||40,000 lbf (178,000 N)|
|Train heating||Electric Train Heating|
|Number||E1000; E2001 from 1959|
|Axle load class||Route availability|
|Disposition||Sold for scrap to J. Cashmore, Great Bridge, 1973|
Class 80 was the TOPS classification allocated by British Rail to the prototype 25 kV AC electric locomotive. This locomotive was built by Metropolitan-Vickers, initially as a prototype Gas turbine-electric locomotive, numbered 18100. British Rail allocated the number E1000 (and later E2001) to the locomotive following its conversion from gas turbine propulsion.
Images for kids
When this photo was taken in 1969 the class 80 was stored on the disused Great Central near Akeman Street railway station.
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