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Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company and AEI Ltd
Serial number DEL260
Build date 1962
UIC classification Co'Co'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Wheel diameter 3 ft 9 in (1.143 m)
Wheelbase 50 ft 9 in (15.47 m)
Length 63 ft 6 in (19.35 m)
Width 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
Height 12 ft 10 in (3.91 m)
Locomotive weight 114 long tons (116 t)
Fuel capacity 850 imp gal (3,900 L; 1,020 US gal)
Prime mover Sulzer 12LDA28-C
Traction motors AEI, 6 off
Transmission Diesel-electric
Top speed 100 mph (160 km/h)
Power output 2,750 hp (2,050 kW)
Tractive effort 55,000 lbf (244.65 kN)
Train heating Steam generator
Career British Railways
Number D0260
Axle load class RA 7
Disposition Returned to manufacturer, scrapped

D0260, named Lion, was a prototype Type 4 mainline diesel locomotive built in 1962 by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, in association with Sulzer and Associated Electrical Industries, at their Smethwick works in Birmingham to demonstrate their wares to British Railways. The locomotive’s number was derived from its works number, DEL260.

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