British Rail Class 43 (Warship Class)

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British Rail Class 43
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D848 Sultan
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-hydraulic
BuilderNorth British Locomotive Company
Serial number27962–27994
Build date1960–1962
Total produced33
Specifications
Configuration:
 • WhyteB-B
 • UICBo'Bo'
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter3 ft 3 12 in (1.003 m)
Minimum curve4.5 chains (91 m)
Wheelbase48 ft 3 in (14.71 m)
Length60 ft 0 in (18.29 m)
Width8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
Height12 ft 0 12 in (3.67 m)
Loco weight79.50 long tons (80.8 t)
Fuel capacity800 imp gal (3,600 l; 960 US gal)
Prime moverNBL-MAN L12V 18/21, 2 off
TransmissionHydraulic, Voith LT306r
MU working White Diamond
Train heatingSteam generator
Train brakesVacuum
Performance figures
Top speed90 mph (145 km/h)
Power outputEngines: 1,100 bhp (820 kW) × 2
Tractive effortMaximum: 49,030 lbf (218 kN)
Career
Railroad(s)British Railways
NumberD833–D865
Nicknames“Warship”
Axle load classRoute availability 7 (RA 6 from 1969)
Retired1969–1971

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