Route Availability

5AT Route Availability

The high route availability of a locomotive conforming to the size of the BR Class 5MT will not be confined to Britain alone. Due to the tight British moving structure gauge such a locomotive could run virtually anywhere in the world on standard gauge tracks taking 20-ton axle load, having thus a truly ‘universal’ route availability. This gives the potential advantage that the same design is suitable for service in many countries where steam charters are run.