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BR Class 50
Photo courtesy Steve Jones copyright 1999  Steve Jones' Railway Photos

BR Class 50

General Data

Model Class 50
Year 1967 - 1968
EngineEnglish Electric Co 16CSVT, 16-cyl pressure charged
Horsepower2070hp (1540kW)
Starting tractive effort48,500lb
Continuous tractive effort33,000lb @ 23.5mph
Maximum speed100mph
Fuel Capacity1055 gallons
Driving wheel diam. 3' 7" / 1.092m
Length68'6"
Weight 115 ton

Numbers

Original Numbers D400 - D449 (50 units)
TOPS Numbers 50001 - 50050 (50049 renumbered 50149)

Names

50001 DREADNOUGHT
50002 SUPERB
50003 TEMERAIRE
50004 ST. VINCENT
50005 COLLINGWOOD
50006 NEPTUNE
50007 HERCULES *
50008 THUNDERER
50009 CONQUERER
50010 MONARCH
50011 CENTURION
50012 BENBOW
50013 AGINCOURT
50014 WARSPITE
50015 VALIANT
50016 BARHAM
50017 ROYAL OAK
50018 RESOLUTION
50019 RAMILLIES
50020 REVENGE
50021 RODNEY
50022 ANSON
50023 HOWE
50024 VANGUARD
50025 INVINCIBLE
50026 INDOMITABLE
50027 LION
50028 TIGER
50029 RENOWN
50030 REPULSE
50031 HOOD
50032 COURAGEOUS
50033 GLORIOUS
50034 FURIOUS
50035 ARK ROYAL
50036 VICTORIOUS
50037 ILLUSTRIOUS
50038 FORMIDABLE
50039 IMPLACABLE
50040 LEVIATHAN
50041 BULWARK
50042 TRIUMPH
50043 EAGLE
50044 EXETER
50045 ACHILLES
50046 AJAX
50047 SWIFTSURE
50048 DAUNTLESS
50049 DEFIANCE
50050 FEARLESS

*50007 REPAINTED IN GREEN LIVERY AND RENAMED SIR EDWARD ELGAR IN 1985 AS PART OF THE GWR 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS.

All named after Warships except 50007 as noted above. Nameplates only carried after transfer to the Western Region.

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