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British Rail Class 70
Freightliner class 70 number 70001 leaves Claycross Tunnel.jpg
Locomotive number 70001 leaves a tunnel
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderGeneral Electric
Total produced30 (plus one sent back to USA)
 • WhyteCo-Co
 • UICCo'Co'
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter1,067 mm
Length23.0 m (75 ft 6 in)
Width2.64 m (8 ft 8 in)
Height3.92 m (12 ft 10 in)
Loco weight129 t (127 long tons; 142 short tons)
Fuel capacity6,000 l (1,300 imp gal; 1,600 US gal)
Performance figures
Top speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Power outputEngine: 2,750 kW (3,690 bhp)

The Class 70 is a British designation for a type of diesel locomotive made by General Electric, which calls the type PowerHaul. The first were built for Freightliner (UK) by General Electric in a country in the USA.

On 10 January 2011, while being unloaded by a crane from a boat after delivery, locomotive number 70012 was dropped from about 13 feet in the air back into the boat.

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