British Rail Class 43 (Warship Class)

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British Rail Class 43
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-hydraulic
Builder North British Locomotive Co.
Serial number 27962–27994
Build date 1960–1962
Total produced 33
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte B-B
 • UIC Bo'Bo'
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter 3 ft 3 12 in (1.003 m)
Minimum curve 4.5 chains (91 m)
Wheelbase 48 ft 3 in (14.71 m)
Length 60 ft 0 in (18.29 m)
Width 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
Height 12 ft 0 12 in (3.67 m)
Loco weight 79.50 long tons (80.8 t)
Fuel capacity 800 imp gal (3,600 l; 960 US gal)
Prime mover NBL-MAN L12V 18/21, 2 off
Transmission Hydraulic, Voith LT306r
MU working White Diamond
Train heating Steam
Train brakes Vacuum
Performance figures
Top speed 90 mph (145 km/h)
Power output Engines: 1,100 bhp (820 kW) × 2
Tractive effort Maximum: 49,030 lbf (218 kN)
Career
Railroad(s) British Railways
Number D833–D865
Nicknames “Warship”
Axle load class Route availability 7 (RA 6 from 1969)
Retired 1969–1971

The British Rail Class 43 diesel-hydraulic locomotives were built by the North British Locomotive Company (NBL) from 1960-1962.