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BR Class 55
Photo courtesy Steve Jones copyright 1999  Steve Jones' Railway Photos

BR Class 55 "Deltic"

General Data

Model Class 55 "Deltic"
Year 1961
Wheel ArrangementCo-Co
Engine2 x Napier Type 18-25 18cyl.
Horsepower3300hp (2640hp cont. at rail)
Starting Tractive effort50,000lb
Continuous Tractive effort30,500lb @ 32.5mph
Maximum speed100mph
Weight222,600lbs/101t
Wheel Diameter1.092m
Bogie Wheelbase4.114m
Distance b/n Pivot Centres13.761m
Length21.18m
Width2.68m
Height3.94m
Fuel Capacity3122 litres

Numbers

Original Numbers D9000 - D9021 (22 units)
TOPS Numbers 55001 - 55022

Names

D9000 ROYAL SCOTS GREY
D9001 ST. PADDY
D9002 THE KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY
D9003 MELD
D9004 QUEEN'S OWN HIGHLANDER
D9005 THE PRINCE OF WALE'S OWN REGIMENT
D9006 THE FIFE AND FORFAR YEOMANRY
D9007 PINZA
D9008 THE GREEN HOWARDS
D9009 ALYCIDON
D9010 THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERER
D9011 THE ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS
D9012 CREPELLO
D9013 THE BLACK WATCH
D9014 THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGIMENT
D9015 TULYAR
D9016 GORDON HIGHLANDER
D9017 THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY
D9018 BALLYMOSS
D9019 ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIER
D9020 NIMBUS
D9021 ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDER

All named after military regiments or famous racehorses.

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