British Rail Class D2/7
Type and origin Power type Diesel-mechanical Builder Hudswell Clarke Serial number D898–D902, D938–D942 Build date 1955–1956
Performance figures Maximum speed 14 mph (23 km/h) Power output Engine: 204 bhp (152 kW) Tractive effort 16,100 lbf (71.6 kN)
British Rail Class D2/7 was a locomotive commissioned by British Rail in England. It was a diesel powered locomotive in the pre- TOPS period built by Hudswell Clarke with a Gardner engine. The mechanical transmission, using a scoop control fluid coupling and three-speed Power-flow SSS ( synchro-self-shifting) gearbox, was a Hudswell Clarke speciality.
Appearance [ edit ]
The D2/7 was of old-fashioned appearance with a full-height engine casing and a small, steam locomotive-type chimney. The later
British Rail Class D2/12, although mechanically similar, was of more modern appearance.
Modelling [ edit ]
A kit is available from Invertrain
in 7 mm Scale (  O Gauge)
make kits for this locomotive and the very similar industrial version, in both  4 mm and 7 mm scale.
See also [ edit ]
List of British Rail classes
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, winter 1962/3 edition, page 199