British Rail Class 90 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 90
|British Rail Class 90/0, no. 90017 at Norwich|
|Builder||BREL Crewe Works|
|Gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Locomotive weight||84.5 tonnes (83.2 long tons; 93.1 short tons)|
|Electric system(s)||25 kV AC|
|Multiple working||TDM system|
|Top speed||75–110 mph (121–177 km/h)|
|Train heating||Electric Train Heating|
|Locomotive brakes||Air, Rheostatic|
|Axle load class||Route availability|
The British Rail Class 90 electric locomotives were built by BREL at Crewe from 1987-1990. Each locomotive weighs 84.5 tonnes and has a top speed of 110 mph (180 km/h). They operate from 25 kV AC overhead wires and produce 5,000 bhp (3,700 kW). The class is employed on both express passenger services and heavy freight trains.
Images for kids
90016 at London Liverpool Street in 2004, in Rail Express Systems livery.
90036 on loan to one from EWS at Liverpool Street in 2007.
EWS 90019 in First ScotRail livery at London Euston station in 2007.
90015 "The International Brigade Spain 1936-1939" at Carlisle on 27 August 2004 on the final Class 90-hauled service for Virgin Trains until 2007.
90002 in 'one' livery at London Liverpool Street.
90024 in GNER colours at Liverpool Street.
90008 at Norwich in National Express East Anglia livery.
In 1989 with a Class 90 at the platform ends of Manchester Piccadilly under British Rail.
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