British Rail Class D3/5

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British Rail Class D3/5
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder British RailwaysDarlington Works
Build date 1955
Total produced 15
 • 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 47.00 long tons (47.75 t; 52.64 short tons)
Prime mover Lister-Blackstone ER6T
Traction motors British Thomson-Houston,
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)
Operators British Railways
Class DEJ6; later D3/5; later 3/1D; no TOPS class
Numbers 13152–13166; later D3152–D3166
Axle load class Route availability
Retired 1967
Disposition All scrapped

British Rail Class D3/5 was a shunting locomotive built by British Rail at their Darlington Works in England. It was a diesel powered locomotive in the pre-TOPS period and the class was numbered 13152–13166 (later renumbered D3152-D3166).

They were similar to Class D3/4 (TOPS class 10, numbers 13137–13151 / D3137–D3151), but had electrical equipment from British Thomson-Houston rather than GEC. All fifteen locomotives were withdrawn between February and December 1967.


See also[edit]

List of British Rail classes


  • Ian Allan ABC of British Railways Locomotives. Winter 1962–1963.[full citation needed]