English Electro-diesel Photos
Class 73/1 were built from 1965-7 by English Electric Vulcan Foundry as a
1060 kW, 1420 hp electric collecting 750 v DC current from a 3rd rail and
able to run in non-electrified areas using a 447 kW, 600 hp English Electric
diesel to supply power to the traction motors. 73/2 were modified from 73/1
for use with Gatwick Express and have a maximum speed of 90 mph, 145 km/h.
73203 heads a southbound Gatwick Express towards the airport as it runs non-stop through East Croydon station on Tuesday June 8, 1999.