Worksplate, Metropolitan-Vickers

Made:
1950 in Sheffield and Manchester
maker:
Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company Limited

Locomotive worksplate, "Gas Turbine locomotive designed and built by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co Ltd, 1950, Power 3,000 HP from Turbine 2,500 HP at Rail Speed 90 mph maximum service tractive effort 60,000 lb maximum 30,000 LA Continuous", bakelite, rectangular, rounded corners, ex British Railways (Western Region) GT A1A-A1A Bo 18100 of 1950, worked from Old Oak Common from January 1952 to November 1953, rebuilt in January 1958 by Metropolitan-Vickers, Stockton as an electric locomotive and renumbered E1000, renumbered E2001 in October 1959 and used in wind-resistance tests, withdrawn April 1968, cut up January 1973 by John Cashmore Ltd, Great Bridgeford.

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Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Object Number:
1990-7664
type:
works plate
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle component
  • identity plate
credit:
Jackson, W.G.
status:
Permanent collection

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