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BR Class 43

BR Class 43

General Data

ModelClass 43
Year1975-1982
Engine Paxman Valenta 12 cylinder 4811 cid
Horsepower2,250hp @ 1500 r.p.m (1680kW)
Starting Tractive Effort17,980lb
Continuous Tractive Effort10,340lb @ 64.5m.p.h
Maximum Speed125 m.p.h
Fuel Capacity1000 gallons
Driving wheel diameter3'4"
Length 584 (17.8m)
Weight 70 ton

Numbers
43002 - 43198
Total 197 units

Owners
Midland Mainline (MML): 31 power cars
Great North Eastern Railways (GNER): 22 power cars
Great Western Railways: (GWR): 82 power cars
Virgin Trains: Virgin Cross Country (VXC): 54 power cars,
Virgin West Coast (VWC): 7 power cars.

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