British Rail Class D2/12 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Railways class D2/12
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Wheel diameter||3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)|
|Locomotive weight||34.20 long tons (34.75 t)|
|Prime mover||Gardner 8L3|
|Transmission||Mechanical, Bostock & Bramley four-speed gearbox|
|Multiple working||Not fitted|
|Top speed||24 mph (39 km/h)|
|Power output||Engine: 204 bhp (152 kW)|
|Tractive effort||16,100 lbf (71.6 kN)|
|Class||D2/12; later 2/14A; no TOPS class|
|Axle load class||Route availability 4|
|Disposition||6 scrapped, 4 sold NCB (3 scrapped, 1 preserved)|
British Rail Class D2/12 was a locomotive commissioned by British Rail in England. It was a diesel powered locomotive in the pre-TOPS period built by Hudswell Clarke with a Gardner engine. The mechanical transmission, using a scoop control fluid coupling and four-speed Power-flow SSS (synchro-self-shifting) gearbox, was a Hudswell Clarke speciality.
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