08436, Class 08 350 hp English Electric 0-6-0

Published: 23-02-2009 photo #6050 2 comments 0 votes

Category:Shunters and Switchers    Manufacturer:BR Derby Works    Country:England    Year:2009 Contributor:Peter Langsdale

Description

Photographed in Swanage station on 14 February 2009.
The temporary name "RAPTO" was applied for the children's benefit, as it was "Family Fun Day" (and also Valentine's Day).
The Class 08 diesel-electric shunter was designed as a replacement for the many and varied steam shunting locomotives that operated in the goods yards and stations across the United Kingdom. Approximately 1000 of these locomotives were built between 1953 and 1962 by British Railways at Darlington, Crewe, Derby, Horwich and Doncaster. This is the largest fleet of diesel locomotives ever built in the UK.
Technical Details
Engine type: English Electric 6KT. Max. speed: 20 mph. Maximum power: 350hp, Tractive Effort: 35000 lbs.
Transmission: Diesel Electric.
Length: 39 ft 3 in., Width: 8 ft 6 in., Weight: 48 to 49 tons.
Wheelbase: 11ft 6in., Wheel Configuration: 0-6-0, diameter: 54 in.
Fuel Capacity: 668 gallons.

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