7120, Class 11 (English Electric)

4th March 2013

Facts & Figures

Name & Number 7120 (AD601)
Class LMS, Class 11
Wheel Arrangement 0-6-0DE
Built 1945, Derby, English Electric
Driving Wheels 4′ 1/2
Horse Power 350hp
Tractive Effort 33,000lbs
Previous Owners LMSR British Railways
Royal Corps of Transport

History

Built by the LMSR (London, Midland and Scottish Railway), locomotive number 7120 was one of a batch of 30 locomotives constructed at their Derby works between 1945 and 1948.

Powered by a 350hp English Electric 6KT 4-stroke diesel engine (with 6 cylinders of 10″ bore by 12″ stroke – 254mm by 305mm), this design of locomotive is actually a “diesel-electric”, as the wheels are connected by two axle-hung, nose-suspended, 430V traction motors driven from a generator connected to the engine.

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