British Rail Class D3/3

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British Rail Class D3/3
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder British RailwaysDerby Works
Build date 1955
Total produced 10
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte 0-6-0 DE
 • UIC C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter 4 ft 6 in (1.372 m)
Loco weight 47.50 long tons (48.26 t; 53.20 short tons)
Prime mover Crossley ESNT 6
Traction motors Crompton Parkinson, 2 off
MU working Not fitted
Train heating None
Train brakes Vacuum
Performance figures
Maximum speed 20 mph (32 km/h)
Power output Engine: 350 bhp (261 kW)
Tractive effort 35,000 lbf (155.7 kN)
Career
Operators British Railways
Class D3/3; later 3/1B; no TOPS class
Numbers 13117–13126; later D3117–D3126
Axle load class Route availability 5
Retired 1966–1967

British Rail Class D3/3 was a 0-6-0 shunting locomotive built by British Rail at their Derby Works in England. It was similar to the British Rail Class 08, except they were built with different engines and traction motors. They were all withdrawn and scrapped after only twelve years of service.

See also[edit]

List of British Rail classes

Sources[edit]

  • Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives, Winter 1962/3
  • Strickland, David C. (1982). Locomotive Directory, ever single one there has ever been. Camberley, Surrey: Diesel & Electric Group. pp. 53–56. ISBN 0-906375-10-X.