|The Bulletin concerned the 'performance and efficiency
testing' of a Eastern Region 'B1' Class 2-cylinder 4-6-0 Mixed Traffic
Locomotive number 61353. This loco had been designed by the LNER and had run only
The tests were undertaken to establish the following:
Testing was undertaken on the static test plant at Rugby and on the line between Carlisle and Skipton, the main testing taking place between Appleby and Dent, a distance of approx 25 miles.
Here is a summary of the tests and a few pictures.
Pictures are credited where known
|No:61353 on the static test plant at Rugby|
|No:61353 pictured at Skipton with a train of 450 tons behind the drawbar and LMS Dynamometer Car No:1|
|The BR loco diagram for the ex-LNER B1class|
|One of the many test results shows the maximum speed and HP of the loco amongst other things - note the maximum power of approx.900HP|
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