British Rail Gt3

British Rail Gt3

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. GT3, meaning Gas Turbine number 3, was a prototype mainline gas turbine locomotive built in 1961 by English Electric at their Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows to demonstrate its wares to British Railways. It was designed by Vulcan engineer J. O. P. Hughes and the project had been started in early 1950s. Externally it resembled a steam tender locomotive, although, in the case of GT3, the tender carried diesel fuel. It was of 4-6-0 wheel arrangement based on a BR standard class 5 steam locomotive chassis and was fitted with an EM27L gas turbine of 2700hp. It had a maximum speed of 90mph, weighed 123.5tons, and was painted in a red oxide livery.show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135796941
  • 9786135796940