British Rail Class D3/14

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British Rail Class D3/14
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder London and North Eastern Railway’s Doncaster Works
Build date 1947
Total produced 1
Configuration 0-6-0 DE
UIC classification C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter 4 ft 0 in (1.219 m)
Locomotive weight 51.20 long tons (52.02 t)
Prime mover Petter SS4
Traction motors Brush Traction, 2 off
Multiple working Not fitted
Power output Engine: 360 bhp (270 kW)
Tractive effort 32,000 lbf (142.3 kN)
Train heating None
Train brakes Vacuum
Operator(s) London and North Eastern Railway,
British Railways
Class LNER: DES2; BR: DEJ2; later D3/14; later 3/2
Number(s) LNER: (none);
BR: 15004
Axle load class Route availability 5
Retired September 1962
Disposition Scrapped, Doncaster Works

British Rail Class D3/14 was a diesel-electric locomotive built by the London and North Eastern Railway at its Doncaster Works. It had a Petter engine, and Brush Traction electricals. It was absorbed by British Railways on nationalisation, but was withdrawn in the pre-TOPS era.

Number 15004 was built as a prototype in 1947 and on nationalisation became part of the Eastern Region of British Railways fleet in 1949. Its shed allocation in 1950 was 31B, March. It was withdrawn in 1962.

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  • Brush Diesel & Electric Locomotive Works List, re-printed by the Industrial Railway Society in 1999
  • Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, winter 1962/3 edition, page 227
  • Strickland, David C. (1982). Locomotive Directory, every single one there has ever been. Camberley, Surrey: Diesel and Electric Group. p. 62. ISBN 0-906375-10-X. 

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