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British Rail Class 82

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British Rail Class 82
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 typeElectric
BuilderMetropolitan Vickers and Beyer, Peacock & Co. Ltd.
Build date1960–1962
Total produced10
 • WhyteBo-Bo
 • UICBo'Bo'
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter4 ft 0 in (1.219 m)
Length56 ft 0 in (17.07 m)
Width8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Height12 ft 4+14 in (3.77 m)
Loco weight79.70 long tons (81.0 t)
Electric system/s25 kV AC
Traction motors847 hp (632 kW) Metropolitan Vickers 189Z, 4 off
TransmissionQuill drive
Train heatingElectric Train Heating
Loco brakeAir
Train brakesVacuum, Dual from 1971–1972
Performance figures
Top speed100 mph (161 km/h)
Power output3,300 hp (2,460 kW)
Tractive effort50,000 lbf (222,000 N)
Brakeforce63 long tons-force (628 kN)
Railroad(s)British Rail
NumberE3046–E3055; later 82001–82008
Axle load classRoute availability 6
Retired1969 (1), 1971 (1), 1983 (6), 1987 (2)
DispositionOne 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.