British Rail departmental locomotives
|British Rail departmental locomotives|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
Before the TOPS Class 97 was issued to self-propelled locomotives in departmental (non-revenue earning) use, British Rail had such locomotives numbered in a variety of series, together with locomotives that were no longer self-propelled. See Also:
|Key:||In use||Withdrawn||Preserved||Renumbered||Returned to normal traffic||Scrapped|
Western Region series
The Great Western Railway purchased two diesel shunters during its existence, which were numbered 1 and 2. Number 1 was effectively a departmental locomotive, while 2 was in capital stock. Details of both locomotives may be found here.
The GWR also owned a number of small petrol shunters built by Motor Rail, which carried numbers 15 and 22-27 in their departmental number series. These survived to be taken over by British Rail, which did not renumber them. These shunters are listed below.
The Western Region of British Rail used a PWM (Permanent Way Machinery) series which incorporated some locomotives. The two narrow gauge GWR petrol shunters were allocated numbers in this series, as were the five shunters PWM650-PWM654, which were later renumbered as 97650-97654.
|15||Motor Rail, 1923||Shunter||1951||Scrapped (1951)|
|22||Motor Rail, 1930||Shunter, 2 ft (610 mm) gauge, allocated PWM1780||1952||Scrapped (1952)|
|23||Motor Rail, 1925||Shunter||1960||Scrapped (1960)|
|24||Motor Rail, 1926||Shunter||1960||Scrapped (1960)|
|25||Motor Rail, 1930||Shunter, 2 ft (610 mm) gauge, allocated PWM1779||1951||Scrapped (1951)|
|26||Motor Rail, 1927||Shunter||1960||Scrapped (1960)|
|27||Motor Rail, 1926||Shunter||1960||Scrapped (1960)|
Engineering Department series
The London Midland Region Engineering Department numbered its diesel locomotives in a series running from ED1 upwards (though ED8 and ED9 were never allocated).
|Number||Former No.||Builder Details||Use||Withdrawn||Disposal|
|ED1||Ex-LMS 2||Fowler, 1935||Shunter at Beeston sleeper works||1962||Scrapped (1962)|
|ED2||-||Fowler, 1949||Shunter||1965||Scrapped (1967)|
|ED3||-||Fowler, 1949||Shunter||1967||Scrapped (1968)|
|ED4||-||Fowler, 1949||Shunter||1964||Scrapped (1967)|
|ED5||-||Fowler, 1949||Shunter||1965||Scrapped (1967)|
|ED6||-||Fowler, 1949||Shunter||1967||Scrapped (1968)|
|ED7||-||Fowler, 1940||Shunter (purchased in 1955)||1964||Scrapped (1964)|
|ED10||-||Ruston & Hornsby, 1958||0-4-0 Shunter at Beeston sleeper works||1965||Preserved on Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway|
966xxx and 968xxx series
The 968xxx series (in the carriage and wagon number series) was used for departmental locomotives from 1968 onwards. Previously, some former Class 08 shunters that were converted to snowploughs had been numbered in the 966xxx series, but this was discontinued and some of these locomotives were renumbered into the 968xxx series.
When the Class 97 series for self-propelled locomotives was introduced, some locomotives in this series were renumbered to Class 97, leaving the 968xxx numbers just for locomotives that were no longer self-propelled. Since privatisation, other numbering schemes have been used for locomotives used for a similar-purpose as those in the 968xxx series. For completion these locomotives are also included. Details of all locomotives are shown below:
|Number||Previous Number(s)||Previous Class||Converted||Use||Withdrawn||Disposal|
|ADB 966506||13078 / D3078||08||1973||Snowplough||1978||Scrapped 1979|
|ADB 966507||13006 / D3006||08||-||Snowplough||1979||Scrapped 1979|
|ADB 966508||13035 / D3035||08||1974||Snowplough||1979||Scrapped 1979|
|ADB 966509||13069 / D3069||08||1974||Snowplough||1979||Scrapped 1980|
|ADB 966510||13037 / D3037||08||1974||Snowplough||1978||Scrapped 1979|
|ADB 966511||13186 / D3186 / 08119||08||1977||Snowplough||1977||Renumbered to ADB 968011|
|ADB 966512||13177 / D3177 / 08111||08||1977||Snowplough||1977||Renumbered to ADB 968012|
|ADB 966513||13184 / D3184 / 08117||08||1977||Snowplough||1977||Renumbered to ADB 968010|
|ADB 966514||E3044 / 84009||84||1978||Mobile load bank||1978||Renumbered to ADB 968021|
|ADB 968000||D8243||15||1968||Coaching-stock Pre-heating Unit||1981||Scrapped 1991|
|ADB 968001||D8233||15||1968||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1982||Preserved at East Lancs Railway|
|ADB 968002||D8237||15||1968||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1982||Scrapped 1982|
|ADB 968003||D8203||15||1968||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1981||Scrapped 1981|
|ADB 968004||7055 / MPU2 / 953||Ex-LMS||-||Mobile power generating unit||-||Written off (1975)|
|TDB 968005||D7089||35||1975||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1975||Scrapped 1976|
|TDB 968006||D5705 / 15705||28||1968||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1977||Preserved on East Lancashire Railway|
|RDB 968007||D5061 / 24061||24||1975||Research-department use||1978||Renumbered to 97201|
|TDB 968008||D5054 / 24054||24||1976||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1982||Preserved on East Lancashire Railway|
|TDB 968009||D5142 / 24142||24||1976||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1982||Scrapped 1984|
|ADB 968010||13184 / D3184 / 08117 / ADB 966513||08||1977||Snowplough||1979||Scrapped 1979|
|ADB 968011||13186 / D3186 / 08119 / ADB 966511||08||1977||Snowplough||1979||Scrapped 1980|
|ADB 968012||13177 / D3177 / 08111 / ADB 966512||08||1977||Snowplough||1979||Scrapped 1979|
|ADB 968013||D5513 / 31013||31||1979||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1983||Scrapped 1983|
|ADB 968014||D5502 / 31002||31||1980||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1982||Scrapped 1984|
|ADB 968015||D5514 / 31014||31||1977||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1982||Scrapped 1983|
|ADB 968016||D5508 / 31008||31||1981||Coaching-stock pre-heating unit||1982||Scrapped 1985|
|ADB 968017||13061 / D3061 / 08048||08||Cancelled||Snowplough||-||Scrapped 1978|
|ADB 968018||13080 / D3080 / 08065||08||Cancelled||Snowplough||-||Scrapped 1978|
|ADB 968019||13081 / D3081 / 08066||08||Cancelled||Snowplough||-||Scrapped 1978|
|RDB 968020||13337 / D3337 / 08267||08||1978||Research-department use||1979||Renumbered to 97801|
|ADB 968021||E3044 / 84009 / ADB 966514||84||1978||Mobile load bank||1995||Scrapped 1995|
|ADB 968022||E3038 / 84003||84||Cancelled||Mobile load bank||-||Scrapped 1986|
|ADB 968023||E3032 / 83009||83||1983||Static transformer||1985||Returned to normal traffic - later scrapped|
|ADB 968024||D23 / 45017||45||1985||Static training locomotive||1988||Scrapped 1991|
|ADB 968025||D5404 / 27113 / 27207||27||1986||Static training locomotive||1987||Scrapped 1988|
|ADB 968026||D7657 / 25307 / 25908||25||1986||Static training locomotive||1988||Scrapped 1988|
|ADB 968027||D7672 / 25322 / 25912||25||1987||Static training locomotive||1989||Returned to normal traffic - later preserved|
|ADB 968028||D5374 / 27024||27||1989||Static training locomotive||1989||Preserved on Caledonian Railway (Brechin)|
|ADB 968029 (number never carried)||D8001 / 20001||20||1989||Static training locomotive||1992||Preserved at Midland Railway - Butterley|
|TDB 968030||D6530 / 33018||33||1988||Static training locomotive||2000||Preserved at Midland Railway - Butterley|
|ADB 968031||D411 / 50011||50||1987||Power unit transporter||1992||Scrapped 1992|
|ADB 968032||D8011 / 20011||20||1988||Power unit transporter||1992||Scrapped 1994|
|ADB 968033||D1502 / 47403||47||1988||Static training locomotive||1992||Scrapped 1994|
|ADB 968034 (number never carried)||D3937 / 08769||08||1989||Static training locomotive||1999||Preserved on Dean Forest Railway|
|ADB 968035||D1669 / 47538||47||1993||Power unit transporter||1996||Scrapped 1997|
Internal User series
Internal User vehicles are those that are not allowed to run on the mainline, but are only for use within depot complexes. They are often stationary, though not always. Two former locomotives that were heavily stripped, leaving just the frames, to carry power units within Toton depot were allocated IU numbers.
|Number||Previous Number(s)||Previous Class||Converted||Use||Withdrawn||Disposal|
|025031||D6770 / 37070||37||1995||Power unit transporter||1995||Scrapped 2004|
|025032||D6838 / 37138||37||1995||Power unit transporter||1995||Scrapped 2004|
Brush Traction, Loughborough were using a British Rail Class 56 locomotive, 56009 in their works as a power unit transporter and test bed for a Class 56 overhaul programme. It was not registered on the TOPS system, but Brush had given it the painted TOPS-like number 56201. This programme was abandoned, leaving the loco in extended storage for over 16 years. It since been sold to UKRL leasing and remains stored at Shackerstone with plans to overhaul it as part of their re-engineering programme.
A heavily stripped Class 73 locomotive, 73126 was used as a static training locomotive at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, replacing the previously used locomotives TDB 968030 (33018, preserved and now under restoration at a private site near Mangapps Farm in Essex) and ADB 968034 (08769, preserved at Severn Valley Railway). Since this locomotive was converted after privatisation it was not renumbered into the 968xxx series. Bought by Cotswold Rail's Adrian Parcell and later sold to the college, the locomotive was little more than a shell after 4 years as a spares donor at Stewart's Lane and Old Oak Common, and after 9 years was sold for scrap at Booth Roe Metals, Rotherham in August 2009.
|Number||Previous Number||Previous Class||Converted||Use||Withdrawn||Disposal|
|56201||56009||56||1996||Power unit transporter/test bed||1996||Owned by UK Rail Leasing and stored at the Battlefield Line pending overhaul.|
|73126||E6033||73||2000||Static training locomotive||1999||Sold to CF Booth Rotherham and scrapped in August 2009|
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