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British Rail Class 43
D848 Sultan
Power type Diesel-hydraulic
Builder North British Locomotive Co.
Serial number 27962–27994
Build date 1960–1962
Total production 33
UIC classification B'B'
Gauge 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter 3 ft 3 12 in (1.003 m) new
Minimum curve 4.5 chains (91 m)
Wheelbase bogie 10 feet 6 inches (3.20 m)
bogie center distance 37 ft 9 in (11.51 m)
total 48 ft 3 in (14.71 m)
Length 60 ft 0 in (18.29 m)
Width 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
Height 12 ft 9 12 in (3.90 m)
Locomotive weight 79.50 long tons (80.78 t; 89.04 short tons)
Fuel capacity 800 imp gal (3,600 l; 960 US gal)
Prime mover MAN L12V 18/21, 2 per locomotive
Engine type V12 four stroke diesel
Cylinders 12
Cylinder size 180 mm × 210 mm (7.087 in × 8.268 in) (bore x stroke)
Transmission Hydraulic, Voith/NBL LT.306r
Multiple working White Diamond
Power output Engines: 1,100 bhp (820 kW) × 2
Tractive effort Maximum: 49,030 lbf (218 kN)
Train heating Steam, 940 imp gal (4,300 l; 1,130 US gal) capacity
Locomotive brakes Vacuum controlled air, hand brake (?)
Train brakes Vacuum
Nicknames "Warship"
Axle load class Route availability 7 (RA 6 from 1969)
Retired 1969–1971
Disposition All scrapped

The British Rail Class 43 diesel-hydraulic locomotives were built by the North British Locomotive Company (NBL) from 1960 to 1962.

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