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British Railways Class 09 British Railways 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter

Class 09

Some Class 08 shunters were converted to Class 09's with a diesel-electric transmission. Some of the class are used to shunt InterCity 125 HST sets, being attached to the bufferless HST sets via a special rod similar but smaller than those used to tow an aeroplane from the terminal building to the runway. The rod is attached to the front of the HST power car, using a flap-down panel where the Class 254 numbers used to be written.

The 36 Class 09 shunters are basically the same as the Class 08 except they have been regeared to allow 27mph operation. This allows them to be used on local trip and short-distance transfer workings.

BUILT: 1959-61 by British Railways at Crewe, Darlington, Derby and Horwich locomotive works.

ENGINE: English Electric 400hp

NUMBER SERIES:
09/0 : 09001 to 09026.
09/1 : 09101 to 09107.
09/2 : 09201 to 09205.

PREVIOUS NUMBERS:
09/0 : D3665 to D3671, D3719 to D3721, D4099, D4114.
09/1 : D4001, D4000, D3934, D3917, D4003, D3927, D4013.
09/2 : D3536, D3900, D3949, D3884, D3787.

TRANSMISSION: 2 English Electric Traction Motors.

MAX SPEED: 27 mph.

TRACTIVE EFFORT: 25,000lb

WEIGHT: 50 tonnes.

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

FLEET STRENGTH: 36 (3 July 1998)

Current Allocation Details

Class Total: 11

Number

Class

Depot

Livery

Pool

09002

09/0

TP

GB

GBWM

09006

09/0

BH

EW

HNRS

09009

09/0

TP

GB

GBWM

09012

09/0

BH

DG

HNRS

09014

09/0

BO

DG

HNRS

09018

09/0

ZE

HN

HNRL

09019

09/0

BO

HN

HNRL

09026

09/0

BI

SG

MBDL

09106

09/1

CE

DL

WSSC

09201

09/2

BH

DG

HNRL

09204

09/2

HQ

DG

MBDL


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