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LMS 10000 & 10001
(British Rail class D16/1)
No.10000 at Chinley
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder LMS Derby Works
Order number LMS Lot number 198
Build date 1947–1948
Total production 2
UIC classification Co′Co′
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter 3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Wheelbase 51 ft 2 in (15.60 m)
Length 61 ft 2 in (18.64 m)
Width 9 ft 3 in (2.82 m)
Height 12 ft 11+12 in (3.95 m)
Locomotive weight 127 long tons 13 cwt (285,900 lb or 129.7 t) later 130.65 long tons (132.75 t)
Fuel capacity 815 imp gal (3,710 L; 979 US gal) main 85 imp gal (390 L; 102 US gal) service
Prime mover English Electric 16SVT Mk I
Engine RPM range 450 - 750 rpm
Traction motors EE 519/3B, 6 off
Transmission Diesel electric
Multiple working Yes
Power output 1,760 hp (1,310 kW) gross, 1,600 hp (1,190 kW) net
Tractive effort 41,400 lbf (184,000 N) max
Train heating Clarkson Steam generator, later replaced by Spanner 2,000 pounds (910 kg) per hour model
Train brakes Vacuum
Power class
  • LMS: 5P5F
  • BR: 5MT, later 6P/5F
  • later Type 3
Withdrawn 1963, 1966
Disposition Both scrapped

British Railways Class D16/1 or 10000 and 10001 were the first mainline diesel locomotives in Great Britain. They were built by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at its Derby Works, using the EE16SVT 1600 hp diesel engine with electric transmission, in association with English Electric and the Vulcan Foundry, with whom the LMS had had a long working relationship.

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