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British Railways Class 09 British Railways 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter
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
09/0 : 09001 to 09026.
09/1 : 09101 to 09107.
09/2 : 09201 to 09205.
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
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Last Updated : Friday 16th May 2003 18:58