Introduction for high speed train built to ensure that the necessary substantial reductions in journey time become available. The train consists of two power cars, one at either end of a rake of 7 trailer coaches. Each power car comprises power equipment and a luggage car. The coaches are operationally compatible with existing passenger coaches, but have 36-way control cables running through them. The power cars comprise main power unit (diesel/alternator set), auxiliaries, main cab, luggage car and small rear cab for shunting movements and for returning light from main works attention. Prime-mover is a Paxman type 12RP200L 'Valenta' 12 cylinder diesel engine, having a UIC rating of 2250 hp at 1500 rev/min. It is pressure charged and inter-cooled; intercoolers and main water jacket have separate cooling systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Stanier, W M
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Accession Number: 00056793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM