First of a fleet of 50 Co-Co Type 4 locomotives with charge-air cooled 16-cylinder engines will be put in service by British Railways. The D400 class will be the first diesel-electric locomotives to incorporate automatic control of tractive effort, slow-speed running and integrated braking; this latter provides the correct dynamic brake application for the degree of train brake applied. The cast steel bogies and the traction motors have the provision for the fitting of weight transfer compensation equipment if required. The maximum axle-load is 19-1/2 tons and the bogie wheel-base 13 ft. 6 in.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1967-8-18

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 625-628
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1973 12:00AM