LMS diesel shunter 7058

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LMS 7058
Specifications
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Armstrong Whitworth
Build date February 1934
Total produced 1
Configuration 0-6-0DE
UIC classification C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter 3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Wheelbase 13 ft 0 in (3.96 m)
Length 28 ft 10 in (8.79 m)
Width 8 ft 6 12 in (2.60 m)
Height 12 ft 5 34 in (3.80 m)
Locomotive weight 40.5 long tons (41.1 t)
Fuel capacity 570 imp gal (2,600 l; 680 US gal)
Prime mover Armstrong-Sulzer 6LV22 6-cyl
Transmission Laurence Scott & Electromotors
Maximum speed 30 mph (48 km/h)
Power output 250 hp (186 kW) at 775 rpm
Tractive effort Max: 24,000 lbf (106.8 kN)
Train heating None
Locomotive brake Air
Train brakes None
Career
Operator(s)
Number(s)
  • LMS: 7058
  • WD: none
  • BR: 13000 (not carried)
Withdrawn November 1949
Disposition Scrapped

LMS diesel shunter 7058 was based on an earlier Armstrong Whitworth prototype of 1932, which had been tested by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. It was initially numbered 7408 and then re-numbered 7058.

War Department use[edit]

It was loaned to the War Department between 1941–1943 for use at the Longmoor Military Railway but, despite the extensive period of time spent on loan, no WD number was allocated.

Post-war use[edit]

It passed to British Railways upon nationalisation in January 1948, which allocated it number 13000. However, it was withdrawn in November 1949 (and scrapped shortly afterwards) before the number had been applied. The number 13000 was then used instead for the first of the British Rail Class 08 shunters.

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References[edit]

  • Rowledge, J.W.P. (1975). Engines of the LMS built 1923–51. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-902888-59-5.