BR Type JB

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The BR Type JB is an electro-diesel locomotive in the UK Railway Set.

Statistics and information

Five livery variations, based on year built, last service, and cargo type
Type: General Purpose Electro-Diesel
Introduction: 1965
Withdrawal: 2025
Speed: 90mph
Power: 1420hp (3rd rail), 600hp (diesel)
Weight: 77t
Tractive Effort: 177kN (3rd rail), 160kN (diesel)
Replaces: Suburban, Jubilee, Austerity
Replaced By: Bidwell Tripworker

Special GRF features

  • Electro-diesel: Higher powered when running on 3rd rail track, but can run on un-electrified track too.
  • This is a 3rd rail locomotive. It requires a suitable rail grf to be installed.

Prototype information

The British Rail Class 73 is a fast freight and passenger locomotive introduced to work alongside the Southern Region 3rd rail EMUs. Its primary power source is the 3rd rail, but it also carries a small diesel engine to allow access to unelectrified areas.

Similar locomotives

The larger BR Type HA was also rebuilt into an electro-diesel version, the British Rail Class 74.

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