British Rail Class D2/5

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British Rail Class D2/5
BR Class 05 DL26 2.jpg
A BR Class 05 locomotive similar to the British Rail Class D2/5
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-mechanical
BuilderAndrew Barclay Sons & Co.
Serial number402–411
Build date1956–1957
Total produced10
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte0-6-0 DM
 • UICC
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Loco weight32.00 long tons (32.51 t; 35.84 short tons)
Prime moverGardner 8L3
TransmissionMechanical, Wilson four-speed gearbox
MU workingNot fitted
Train heatingNone
Train brakesNone
Performance figures
Maximum speed17.75 mph (28.6 km/h)
Power outputEngine: 204 bhp (152 kW)
Tractive effort15,340 lbf (68.2 kN)
Career
OperatorsBritish Rail
ClassDJ14; later D2/5; later 2/12A
Numbers11177–11186; D2400–D2409 from 1959 to 1961
Axle load classRoute availability 2
Withdrawn1967–1969
DispositionAll scrapped

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.

History[edit]

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]

Table of withdrawals
Year Quantity in
service at
start of year
Quantity
withdrawn
Locomotive numbers
1967 10 4 D2400/2/6/8
1968 6 3 D2401/5/9
1969 3 3 D2403-4/7

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Maker's number First BR number Introduced Renumbered 2nd number Withdrawn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 2011). Diesel and Electric Locomotive Recognition Guide. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-3637-6.
  • Marsden, Colin J. (November 2011). The Complete UK Modern Traction Locomotive Directory. TheRailwayCentre.com. ISBN 978-0-9557887-8-9.