Class 40

Class 40
Class 40

Type 4

Design: English Electric
Engine: English Electric 16 cylinder 16SVT (2000hp)
Main Generator: English Electric
Traction Motors: English Electric
Wheel Arrangement: 1 Co-Co 1
Total Built: 200 (1958-1962 at Vulcan Foundry & RSH)
Total : 7

Introduced between 1958 and 1962, 200 of this English Electric design were built and were the pride of BR’s early diesel fleet, however by the time the last examples were entering service they had already been replaced on top link duties by more powerful types. Nevertheless these locos provided sterling service for over twenty years and were mainly to be found in the north of England as well as Scotland. The class started to be taken out of use in the early 1980’s with the last taken out of regular service by 1985.

40012 40013 40106 40118
40122 40135 40145

Preserved Diesels