Technical Details – 37215

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Running number03/1974-present37215
UIC number/EVN92 70 0037 215 4
Previous running numbers01/1964-01/1968D6915
01/1968-03/19746915
Gauge1435mm (4ft 8.5in)
UIC axle arrangementCo’Co’
Design code37-0ex (DE3003/4 to 06/05/1973)
LengthOver buffers18.745m
Total wheel base15.443m
Bogie centres11.328m
WidthMax2.734m
HeightMax3.981m
WeightIn working order105.313t (103 tons 13cwt)
Empty100.589t (99 tons)
Unsprung20.423t (20 tons 2 cwt)
WheelsDiameter1.092m
EngineMake & typeEnglish Electric 12CSVT
No.of cyls & cycle12 four stroke
Max rated output1305kW (1750hp)
Main generatorMake & typeEnglish Electric type 822/IOG
Traction motorsMake & typeEnglish Electric EE538/A
No.Six
Type of suspensionNose
Type of gear driveSingle reduction
PerformanceMax tractive effort246.876kN (55500lbf) at 23.5% adhesion at 2600 amps main generator
Continuous tractive effort155.69kN (35000lbf) at 22km/h at 1800 amps main generator
Power at rail at continuous rating932kW (1250hp)
Full engine outputAvailable between 16 & 121km/h (10 and 79mph)
BrakingFor locomotiveStraight air & auto air
For trainAuto air & auto continuous vacuum
Brake force81.7% of weight in working order
SpeedVmax145km/h (90mph)
Multiple working coupling symbolBlue star
Route availability5
Minimum radius curvesHorizontal without gauge widening80m (4 chains)
Horizontal with 19mm (0.75in) gauge widening76m (3.8 chains)
Vertical convex161m (8 chains)
Vertical concave161m (8 chains)
Train heating equipmentSteam generator make & typeNot fitted
Tank capacityEngine fuel4046 litres (890 gallons)

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