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Azuma performance - Posted: June 6, 2019 - 7:42 AM Quote and reply
Analysis of RPS members timings of early service operation of LNER's Class 800 Azumas on the ECML has revealed impressive performance on electric power. Acceleration at 90 mph on level/near-level track is around 15% greater than that of GWR's sister Class 800 IETs, so perhaps not quite as rapid as Class 802 IETs (which out-accelerate Class 800 IETs on electric as well as diesel power) but not far off.
There are only limited measurements so far of prolonged accelerations in diesel mode but seemingly at speed Azumas utilize similar 750 hp engine power output settings as the Class 800 IETs.

David Stannard
RPS Committee - Technical
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