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British Rail Class EF1
Power type Electric
Builder United Kingdom North Eastern Railway
Build date 1914-1919
Total production 10
AAR wheel arr. Bo-Bo
Gauge 1435 mm
Electric system(s) 1500V DC
Current collection method Pantograph
Engine type 4x275hp, Siemens
Power output 820 kW (1100 hp)
Career North Eastern Railway
LNER

British Railways

Class LNER & BR: EB1
Number in class 10
Number NER: 3-12
LNER: 6490-6499
BR: 26502-26511
Retired April 1964

The British Rail Class EF1 (Electric Freight 1) was a class of electrically powered locomotives used by British Rail in England. They were used during the pre-TOPS period. They were also classified as British Rail Class EB1 for a short period of time, although only a single locomotive was completely modified to EB1 condition.

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