British Rail Class EB1

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British Rail Class EB1
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
BuilderUnited Kingdom North Eastern Railway
Build date1914
Total produced1
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AARBo-Bo
Gauge1435 mm
Electric system/s1500V DC
Current pickup(s)Pantograph
Engine type4x275hp, Siemens
Performance figures
Power output820 kW (1100 hp)
Career
Railroad(s)North Eastern Railway
LNER
British Railways
ClassLNER & BR: EB1
Number in class1
NumberNER: 11
LNER: 6498
BR: 26510
RetiredApril 1964


The British Rail Class EB1 (Electric Banking 1) was an electrically powered locomotive used by British Rail in England. It was used during the pre-TOPS period. The other NER electric locos built at the same time were classified as EB1 but were never modified, they later became British Rail Class EF1.