British Rail Class D2/5

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British Rail Class D2/5
Specifications
Power type Diesel-mechanical
Builder Andrew Barclay Sons & Co.
Serial number 402–411
Build date 1956–1957
Total produced 10
Configuration 0-6-0 DM
UIC classification C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter 3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Locomotive weight 32.00 long tons (32.51 t)
Prime mover Gardner 8L3
Transmission Mechanical, Wilson four-speed gearbox
Multiple working Not fitted
Maximum speed 17.75 mph (28.6 km/h)
Power output Engine: 204 bhp (152 kW)
Tractive effort 15,340 lbf (68.2 kN)
Train heating None
Train brakes None
Career
Operator(s) British Rail
Class DJ14; later D2/5; later 2/12A
Number(s) 11177–11186; D2400–D2409 from 1959 to 1961
Axle load class Route availability 2
Retired 1967–1969

British Rail Class D2/5 was a locomotive commissioned by British Rail in England. It was a diesel powered locomotive in the pre-TOPS period built by Andrew Barclay with a Gardner engine.

The Eastern and North Eastern Regions (E&NER) originally classified them DJ14 under a scheme devised in 1954 where "D" denoted Diesel, and "J" denoted the 0-6-0 wheel arrangement.[1][2][3] They were subsequently reclassified by the E&NER D2/5 (February 1960) and then 2/12A (June 1962).[4][2][3] They were reported in several sources as having received the TOPS classification Class 05, along with Hunslet shunter D2554 (the last surviving member of Class D2/8 (2/15A from 1962)),[5][3][2] though this was in error, and the D2/5 machines are not listed as such in the latest works by Marsden, 2011.[6][7]

Fleet list[edit]

Building, renumbering and withdrawal occurred as follows:[8][9]

Maker's number First BR number Introduced Renumbered 2nd number Withdrawn
402 11177 July 1956 November 1960 D2400 October 1967
403 11178 July 1956 November 1960 D2401 December 1968
404 11179 September 1956 February 1961 D2402 September 1967
405 11180 October 1956 November 1960 D2403 January 1969
406 11181 November 1956 January 1961 D2404 January 1969
407 11182 December 1956 April 1959 D2405 December 1968
408 11183 December 1956 December 1960 D2406 May 1967
409 11184 January 1957 November 1960 D2407 January 1969
410 11185 February 1957 April 1959 D2408 May 1967
411 11186 March 1957 January 1961 D2409 December 1968

See also[edit]

List of British Rail classes

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Strickland 1983, pp. 40, 170.
  2. ^ a b c Marsden 1984, p. 99.
  3. ^ a b c Haresnape 1984, p. 50.
  4. ^ Strickland 1983, pp. 40, 172.
  5. ^ Strickland 1983, pp. 40, 41, 173.
  6. ^ Marsden 2011a, pp. 54-55.
  7. ^ Marsden 2011b, pp. 90-92.
  8. ^ Strickland 1983, p. 40.
  9. ^ Marsden 1984, p. 98.

References[edit]

  • Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, winter 1962/3 edition, pp 197–199
  • Haresnape, Brian (October 1984). British Rail Fleet Survey 7: Diesel Shunters. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1449-3. GE/1084. 
  • Marsden, Colin J. (November 1984). BR Locomotive Numbering. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1445-0. EX/1184. 
  • Strickland, D.C. (March 1983). D+EG Locomotive Directory. Camberley: Diesel & Electric Group. ISBN 0-906375-10-X. 
  • Marsden, Colin J. (October 2011a). Diesel and Electric Locomotive Recognition Guide. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-3637-6. 
  • Marsden, Colin J. (November 2011b). The Complete UK Modern Traction Locomotive Directory. TheRailwayCentre.com. ISBN 978-0-9557887-8-9.