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British Rail Class 83

British Rail Class 83
Class 83, no. E3035, on display at Doncaster Works open day on 27 July 2003. This locomotive is preserved by the AC Locomotive Group at Barrow Hill Engine Shed.
NameBritish Railways AL3
British Rail Class 83
PowertypeElectric
CaptionClass 83, no. E3035, on display at Doncaster Works open day on 27 July 2003. This locomotive is preserved by the AC Locomotive Group at Barrow Hill Engine Shed.
BuilderEnglish Electric at Vulcan Foundry
Builddate1960 1962
Totalproduction15
WhytetypeBo-Bo
UicclassBo'Bo'
Gaugeussgal=onallk=on
Wheeldiameter4 ft 0 in
Length52 ft 6 in
Weightondrivers19 LT
Locoweight76.40 LT
Electricsystem25 kV AC
CollectionmethodPantograph
Tractionmotors740 hp English Electric 532A, 4 off
Topspeed100 mph
Poweroutput2950 hp 2200 kW (continuous)
Tractiveeffort38000 lbf 169 kN (max)
TrainbrakesVacuum, Dual from 1972 1973
TrainheatingElectric Train Heating
RailroadBritish Rail
RailroadclassAL3; later 83
RoadnumberE3024 E3035, E3098-E3100; later 83001 83015
AxleloadclassRoute availability 6
Retiredate1975 (1), 1978 (1), 1983 (10), 1989 (3)
DispositionOne preserved, remainder scrapped

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The British Rail Class 83 electric locomotives were built by English Electric at Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows as part of the West Coast Main Line electrification.

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Key:

Numbers Withdrawn Disposal
Type B Type A TOPS
- E3024 83001 1983 Scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester December 1984
- E3025 83002 1983 Scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester November 1984
- E3026 83003 1975 Scrapped at Crewe Works July 1975
- E3027 83004 1978 Scrapped at Coopers Metals, Sheffield February 1978
- E3015 83005 1983 Scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester November 1984
- E3029 83006 1983 Scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester October 1984
- E3030 83007 1983 Scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester December 1984
- E3031 83008 1983 Scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester November 1984
- E3032 83009 1989 Scrapped at MC Metals, Glasgow August 1993
- E3033 83010 1983 Scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester December 1984
- E3034 83011 1983 Scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester November 1984
- E3035 83012 1989 Preserved at Barrow Hill Engine Shed
E3303 E3098 83013 1983 Scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester October 1984
E3304 E3099 83014 1983 Scrapped at Vic Berry, Leicester October 1984
(E3305) E3100 83015 1989 Scrapped at MC Metals, Glasgow April 1993



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