British Rail Class D3/12 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSouthern Railway diesels 1–3
British Rail Class D3/12
|Builder||Southern Railway’s Ashford Works|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Wheel diameter||4 ft 6 in (1.372 m)|
|Locomotive weight||55.25 long tons (56.14 t)|
|Prime mover||English Electric 6K|
|Traction motors||English Electric, 2 off|
|Multiple working||Not fitted|
|Top speed||25 mph (40 km/h)|
|Power output||Engine: 350 bhp (260 kW)|
|Tractive effort||30,000 lbf (133.4 kN)|
|Class||BR: D3/12; later 3/9A|
British Rail class D3/12 was a class of three diesel electric shunting trains built by the Southern Railway in 1937. They were numbered 1 to 3 in a separate list from the SR's steam-powered trains. They were later renumbered by British Railways 15201–15203. Later, twenty-six similar trains were built after nationalisation as British Rail Class 12.
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