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British Rail Class 10

British Rail Class 10
D3452, at Bodmin on 28 August 2003. This locomotive is preserved on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway
NameBritish Rail Class 10
CaptionD3452, at Bodmin on 28 August 2003. This locomotive is preserved on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Roadnumber13137 13166; later D3137 D3166, D3439 D3453, D3473 D3502, D3612 D3651, D4049 D4094
BuilderBritish Railways Darlington Works and Doncaster Works
Builddate1953 1962
PrimemoverBlackstone ER6T
TransmissionDC generator, DC traction motors, double reduction gearing
TractionmotorsD3152 D3166: BTH, 2 off
Remainder: GEC nose suspended, 2 off
Wheeldiameter4 ft 6 in
Wheelbase11 ft 6 in
Length29 ft 3 in
Width8 ft 6 in
Height12 ft 8+1/2 in
Locoweight48.6 LT
Topspeed27.5 mph (44.3 km/h)
PoweroutputEngine: 350 hp (563.3 lk=in)
TractiveeffortMaximum: 35000 lbf (56327 kN)
Continuous: 11100 lbf (17863.7 kN)
Fuelcap668 impgal (1075 kN)
MultipleworkingNot fitted
AxleloadclassRA 5
RailroadBritish Railways

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The British Rail Class 10 diesel locomotive was a variation on the Class 08 diesel-electric shunter in which a Blackstone diesel engine was fitted instead of one made by the English Electric company. Traction motors were by either the General Electric Company plc (GEC) or British Thomson-Houston (BTH).

The locomotives were built at the BR Works in Darlington and Doncaster over the period 1953 1962. Early batches were classified D3/4 (those with GEC motors) and D3/5 (those with BTH motors).

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