British Rail Class 82

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British Rail Class 82
82008 at Crewe Works.JPG
Preserved locomotive, no. 82008 on display at Crewe Works open day on 11 September 2005. This locomotive has been restored to InterCity Executive livery.
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Metropolitan Vickers and Beyer, Peacock & Co. Ltd.
Build date 1960–1962
Total produced 10
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte Bo-Bo
 • UIC Bo'Bo'
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter 4 ft 0 in (1.219 m)
Length 56 ft 0 in (17.07 m)
Width 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Height 12 ft 4 14 in (3.77 m)
Loco weight 79.70 long tons (81.0 t)
Electric system/s 25 kV AC
Traction motors 847 hp (632 kW) Metropolitan Vickers 189Z, 4 off
Transmission Quill drive
Train heating Electric Train Heating
Loco brake Air
Train brakes Vacuum, Dual from 1971–1972
Performance figures
Top speed 100 mph (161 km/h)
Power output 3,300 hp (2,460 kW)
Tractive effort 50,000 lbf (222,000 N)
Brakeforce 63 long tons-force (628 kN)
Career
Railroad(s) British Rail
Number E3046–E3055; later 82001–82008
Axle load class Route availability 6
Retired 1969 (1), 1971 (1), 1983 (6), 1987 (2)
Disposition One preserved, remainder scrapped

The British Rail Class 82 electric locomotives were built by Beyer, Peacock and Company between 1960 and 1962 as part of the West Coast Main Line electrification.