British Rail Class D16/1

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LMS 10000 & 10001
(British Rail class D16/1)
Chinley EX 30.jpg
No.10000 at Chinley
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderLMS Derby Works
Order numberLMS Lot number 198[1]
Build date1947–1948
Total produced2
 • UICCo′Co′
 • CommonwealthCo-Co
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Wheelbase51 ft 2 in (15.60 m)
Length61 ft 2 in (18.64 m)
Width9 ft 3 in (2.82 m)
Height12 ft 11+12 in (3.95 m)
Loco weightTemplate:Long ton later 130.65 long tons (132.75 t)[source?]
Fuel capacity815 imp gal (3,710 l; 979 US gal) main 85 imp gal (390 l; 102 US gal) service
Prime moverEnglish Electric 16SVT Mk I [2]
RPM range450 - 750 rpm
Traction motorsEE 519/3B,[source?] 6 off
TransmissionDiesel electric
MU workingYes
Train heatingClarkson Steam generator, later replaced by Spanner 2,000 pounds (910 kg) per hour model[source?]
Train brakesVacuum
Performance figures
Maximum speed93 mph (150 km/h)
Power output1,760 hp (1,310 kW) gross, 1,600 hp (1,190 kW) net
Tractive effort41,400 lbf (184,000 N) max
ClassBR (ER/NER): D16/1, later 16/8;
BR Class 34[3][4][5]
Power class
  • LMS: 5P5F
  • BR: 5MT, later 6P/5F
  • later Type 3
Withdrawn1963, 1966
DispositionBoth scrapped
Technical details: Britain's First Main-Line Diesel-Electric Locomotives, (English Electric), except where noted

British Railways Class D16/1 or 10000 and 10001 were the first mainline diesel locomotives in Great Britain. They were built by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at its Derby Works, using the EE16SVT 1600 hp diesel engine with electric transmission, in association with English Electric and the Vulcan Foundry, with whom the LMS had had a long working relationship.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rowledge (1975), p. 39.
  2. L.M.S Main Line Diesel-Electric Locomotive (The Engineer) p.596
  3. Hunt (2005), p. 14.
  4. Richards (1996), p. 145.
  5. Strickland (1983), pp. 27, 173.