British Railway History Item
British Railways Class 02 Yorkshire Engineering Co. 0-4-0 Diesel Shunter
Introduced in September 1960, this fleet of 20 shunters were constructed for use in docks or areas with a restricted loading gauge. They were the only locos constructed with a verandah.
The first withdrawals were in December 1969, with the final loco D2852 - see picture below, being withdrawn in October 1973. There are numerous locos preserved, including D2860 at the National Railway Museum, York.
BUILT: 1960-61 by the Yorkshire Engineering Co.
ENGINE: Rolls-Royce C6NFL176 170hp
NUMBER SERIES: 02001, 02003, 02004.
PREVIOUS NUMBERS: D2850-D2869.
MAX SPEED: 14 mph.
TRACTIVE EFFORT: 10,800lb
WEIGHT: 22.5 tons.
WHEEL ARRANGEMENT: 0-4-0.
QTY BUILT : 20
FLEET STRENGTH: Nil - (All withdrawn - some preserved)
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