British Rail Class D3/14

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British Rail Class D3/14
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder London and North Eastern Railway’s Doncaster Works
Build date 1947
Total produced 1
 • Whyte 0-6-0 DE
 • UIC C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter 4 ft 0 in (1.219 m)
Loco weight 51.20 long tons (52.02 t; 57.34 short tons)
Prime mover Petter SS4
Traction motors Brush Traction, 2 off
MU working Not fitted
Train heating None
Train brakes Vacuum
Performance figures
Power output Engine: 360 bhp (270 kW)
Tractive effort 32,000 lbf (142.3 kN)
Operators London and North Eastern Railway,
British Railways
Class LNER: DES2; BR: DEJ2; later D3/14; later 3/2
Numbers 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.[1] 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 It was absorbed by British Railways on nationalisation, but was withdrawn in the pre-TOPS era.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 It was withdrawn in 1962.

See also[edit]


  • Brush Diesel & Electric Locomotive Works List (reprint ed.). Industrial Railway Society. 1999. 
  • Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives (Winter 1962–3 ed.). p. 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.