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British Railways Class 08 British Railways 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter

Class 08

A total of 995 400hp Class 08 shunters were built by British Railways in the period from 1953 to 1962, being constructed at Crewe, Darlington, Doncaster and Horwich works. Just under 1000 Class 08 and 09 shunters were renumbered into the TOPS scheme during the 1970s - many remain is service today. Many were withdrawn because most passenger train are formed of fixed formation sets and the rapid decline of wagon-load freight. The number of marshalling yards and railheads had also fallen.

Porterbrook Leasing own ten former Freightliner shunters which are leased back to Freightliner. These are used at Tilbury, Dagenham, Millbrrok (Southampton), Basford Hall (Crewe), Stourton (Leeds) and Garston Docks (Liverpool).

English Welsh & Scottish Railway own most of the current shunters which are in all parts of the country, including Wigan Springs Branch, Crewe Diesel Depot, Willesden, Cambridge and Heaton for shunting of mail stock.

Shunters are owned by various depots across the such as Wessex Traincare, Adtranz at its Doncaster and Ilford sites, and Railcare at its Springburn (Glasgow) and Wolverton site. Eurostar (UK) Ltd has one shunter which has been fitted with Scharfenberg couplers for use with Eurostar sets. Many of the train operating companies own shunters which are used at their depots to move coaching stock around. Many have been fitted with buckeye adapters to enable them to shunt HST sets in depots.

Three locomotives have cut down cabs for use on the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley line.

Several locomotives have been brought by private owners for use of industrial railways around the country. Some were also brought by the Dutch railway.

BUILT: 1953-62 by British Railways at Crewe, Darlington, Derby and Horwich locomotive works.

ENGINE: English Electric 400hp

NUMBER SERIES: 08001 to 08995.

PREVIOUS NUMBERS: Between D3100 to D4098, D4115 to D4186, D4191 to D4192.

TRANSMISSION: 2 English Electric Traction Motors.

MAX SPEED: 15-20 mph.

TRACTIVE EFFORT: 25,000lb

WEIGHT: 50 tonnes.

WHEEL ARRANGEMENT: 0-6-0 - 4'6" Diameter.

FLEET STRENGTH: 288 (29 June 1998)

Current Allocation Details

Class Total: 157

Number

Class

Depot

Livery

Pool

08308

08

IS

RQ

MRSO

08331

08

ZB

BK

MOLO

08375

08

BH

WA

HNRS

08405

08

CE

EW

WQBA

08410

08

LA

FQ

EFSH

08411

08

PR

BS

TTLS

08417

08

ZA

NZ

QADD

08428

08

CE

EW

WSSC

08441

08

PR

LC

TTLS

08451

08

AT

BP

ATZZ

08454

08

AT

BK

ATLO

08460

08

PR

G3

TTLS

08472

08

ZB

NE

RFSH

08480

08

WQ

EY

WQAA

08483

08

OO

BK

EFSH

08484

08

PR

DG

TTLS

08495

08

CE

EW

WQBA

08502

08

BH

NV

HNRL

08503

08

BH

XX

HNRL

08511

08

PR

EW

TTLS

08523

08

IS

RQ

MRSO

08525

08

NL

EA

EMSL

08527

08

BH

F6

HNRL

08530

08

FD

FG

DFLS

08531

08

LH

F2

DFLS

08536

08

DF

BS

HISE

08556

08

NY

MBDL

08567

08

CE

EW

WQDA

08568

08

ZH

AL

RCZH

08571

08

ZB

WS

HBSH

08573

08

ZB

XX

MRSO

08575

08

SZ

FG

DFLS

08578

08

WQ

EW

WQDA

08580

08

WQ

EW

WQDA

08585

08

LH

FO

DFLS

08586

08

SX

FU

WNZX

08588

08

ZE

LN

MRSO

08593

08

WQ

EW

WQDA

08596

08

ZB

WS

HBSH

08602

08

ZD

BP

INDL

08605

08

CE

EW

WQBA

08611

08

AT

VP

ATLO

08613

08

BO

BS

MOLO

08615

08

ZB

WS

RFSH

08616

08

TS

LO

EJLO

08617

08

AT

BK

ATLO

08623

08

CE

DL

WSSC

08624

08

TP

FG

DFLS

08629

08

ZN

KB

RCZN

08630

08

WQ

EW

WQCA

08631

08

HQ

BS

MBDL

08632

08

CE

DL

WSSC

08633

08

CE

EW

WQCA

08641

08

PZ

FQ

EFSH

08643

08

MD

GB

INDL

08644

08

LA

BS

EFSH

08645

08

LB

GY

EFSH

08648

08

ZB

G2

MRSO

08649

08

ZN

KB

RCZN

08653

08

WQ

EW

WQDA

08663

08

PM

BS

EFSH

08669

08

ZB

WS

RFSH

08676

08

CE

EW

WQAA

08678

08

CS

G0

AWCX

08682

08

ZD

MC

KDSD

08683

08

PR

EW

TTLS

08685

08

BH

EW

HNRS

08689

08

WQ

DF

WNTS

08690

08

DY

EA

EMSL

08691

08

FX

FG

DFLS

08695

08

BH

BS

HNRL

08696

08

WB

GB

ATLO

08699

08

PR

BL

INDL

08701

08

WQ

RG

WQDA

08703

08

CE

EW

WSSC

08706

08

CE

EW

WQCA

08709

08

WQ

EW

WQDA

08714

08

CE

EW

WQDA

08721

08

AT

BS

ATLO

08724

08

ZB

WS

HBSH

08730

08

ZH

KB

RCZH

08735

08

CE

EW

WQCA

08737

08

CE

EW

WQBA

08738

08

WA

EG

MBDL

08742

08

CE

RX

WSSC

08743

08

BB

EA

MBDL

08750

08

ZB

BS

MRSO

08752

08

CE

EW

WSSC

08754

08

TS

BL

RMSX

08756

08

ZB

XX

MRSO

08757

08

CE

RX

WQBA

08762

08

ZE

BK

MRSO

08764

08

HQ

BS

ATZZ

08765

08

BO

HO

HNRS

08780

08

SH

BS

MBDL

08782

08

CE

CS

WQBA

08784

08

WQ

EW

WQBA

08785

08

SZ

FG

DFLS

08786

08

BH

DG

HNRS

08788

08

ZB

BK

MRSO

08790

08

AT

BS

ATLO

08795

08

LE

BK

EFSH

08799

08

CE

EW

WSSC

08802

08

CE

EW

WQBA

08804

08

CE

EW

WQBA

08805

08

SI

BS

EJLO

08809

08

ZE

RQ

MRSO

08810

08

CP

GD

MBDL

08815

08

HQ

BS

MOLS

08818

08

BH

HN

HNRL

08822

08

PM

IC

EFSH

08824

08

CE

BK

WQDA

08830

08

CO

BS

MBDL

08834

08

BH

HO

HNRL

08836

08

OO

GZ

EFSH

08846

08

ZD

XX

KDSD

08847

08

NC

CR

WNSO

08850

08

HQ

BS

MBDL

08853

08

ZB

WS

RFSH

08858

08

AN

BS

MSNA

08865

08

CE

EW

WQDA

08868

08

CP

GD

HNRL

08870

08

ZE

BS

MBDL

08871

08

ZE

RQ

MRSO

08873

08

SZ

RX

DFLS

08874

08

ZB

SL

MRSO

08879

08

CE

EW

WSRC

08881

08

WA

DG

TTLS

08886

08

WQ

EW

WQCA

08887

08

AT

BS

ATZZ

08888

08

WQ

EW

WQAA

08891

08

LH

FG

DHLT

08892

08

BO

DS

HNRL

08899

08

DY

MN

EMSL

08903

08

BB

TX

INDL

08904

08

CE

EW

WSGC

08905

08

BO

EW

HNRS

08907

08

CE

DL

WQBA

08908

08

NL

EA

EMSL

08911

08

YM

BP

MBDL

08913

08

IN

MG

INDL

08915

08

WA

FU

TTLS

08918

08

BO

DG

HNRS

08922

08

WQ

DG

WQBA

08924

08

BH

HO

HNRL

08925

08

SL

GB

GBWM

08927

08

WA

GB

TTLS

08934

08

CF

GB

GBWM

08936

08

ZS

BL

MBDL

08937

08

MD

BS

INDL

08939

08

WA

EG

MBDL

08943

08

BH

YG

HNRL

08948

08

TI

EP

GPSS

08950

08

NL

EA

EMSL

08954

08

BO

BS

HNRL

08956

08

ZA

BS

QADD

08994

08

BH

EW

HNRS


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