Class 73

Class 73

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Class 73

Electro-Diesel

Design: British Railways
Supply: 600-750v DC from third rail
Engine: English Electric Four Cylinder 4SRKT (600hp)
Main Generator: English Electric
Traction Motors: English Electric
Wheel Arrangement: Bo-Bo
Total Built: 49  (1962-67 at Eastleigh & Vulcan Foundry)
Total : 19 (1)

A BR design utilising English Electric internal equipment, the 73’s were the southern regions electro-diesels and could be powered via the 750v DC third rail or by a EE 600hp diesel engine. The first six, the 73/0’s, were built at Eastleigh in 1962 and another forty-three, the 73/1’s, were built by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry between 1965 & 1967. The class spent virtually their entire careers based on the SR working all types of train and are probably remembered best for the Gatwick Express services. A few members of the class are still in use on the mainline with various companies.

73001 73002 73003 73005
73006 73101 73104 73110
73114 73117 73118 73128
73129 73134 73139 73140
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