British Rail Class 70

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Southern Railway Class CC Electrics
British Rail Class 70
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Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder SR Ashford Works (2)
BR Brighton Works (1)
Build date 1941, 1945, 1948
Total produced 3
 • Whyte Co-Co
 • UIC Co'Co'
Wheel diameter 3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Loco weight 20001/2: 99.70 long tons (101 t)
20003: 104.70 long tons (106 t)
Current pickup(s) Third rail (mainline), Pantograph (sidings)
Traction motors English Electric 245, 6 off
Train brakes Vacuum, Air, Electro-Pneumatic
Performance figures
Top speed 75 mph (121 km/h)
Power output 1,470 hp (1,100 kW)
Tractive effort 20001/2: 40,000 lbf (178 kN)
20003: 45,000 lbf (200 kN)
Railroad(s) Southern Railway
British Railways
Power class BR: 7P5F
Number SR: CC1, CC2
BR: 20001–20003
Retired 1968
Disposition All scrapped in 1969

The British Rail class 70 was a class of three 3rd rail Co-Co electric locomotives. The initial two were built by the Southern Railway at Ashford Works in 1941 and 1945 and were numbered CC1 and CC2. Electrical equipment was designed by Alfred Raworth and the body by Oliver Bulleid. CC2 was modified slightly from the original design by C. M. Cock who had succeeded Raworth as Electrical Engineer. The third was built by British Railways in 1948 and numbered 20003.