Class 68

Built: 2013-2017 – Vossloh at Valencia, Spain

Engine: Caterpillar C175-16 of 2,800kW (3,750hp)

Main alternator: ABB WGX560

Traction Motors: ABB 4FRA6063

Maximum Tractive Effort: 317kN (71,264lbf)

Brake force: 65.2t

Weight: 85t

Maximum speed: 100mph

Dimensions: 19.74x2.72m

Owners: Beacon Rail

Operators: Direct Rail Services

Numbers: 68001-68032

Note: 68010-68015 to be hired to Chiltern Railways.


Caption: Direct Rail Services 68004 Rapid stands at Norwich on August 9 2014. RICHARD CLINNICK.

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