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British Rail Class 05
This preserved locomotive at the Didcot Railway Centre is an industrial example, built to the same design as the British Rail Class 05
Power type Diesel-mechanical
Builder Hunslet Engine Co.
Build date 1955–1961
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC classification C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter 3 ft 4 in (1.016 m)
Minimum curve 2 chains (40 m)
Wheelbase 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
Length 25 ft 4 in (7.72 m)
Width 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
Height 11 ft 0 in (3.35 m)
Locomotive weight 30.9 long tons (31.4 t)
Fuel capacity 300 imp gal (1,400 L; 360 US gal)
Prime mover Gardner 8L3
Engine type Four-stroke diesel
Transmission Hunslet 4-speed gearbox, Hunslet patent friction clutch, Hunslet reversing gearbox and final drive.
Top speed 18 mph (29 km/h)
Power output Engine: 204 hp (152 kW)
Tractive effort Maximum: 14,500 lbf (64 kN)
Train heating None
Locomotive brakeforce 14 long tons-force (139 kN)
Train brakes Vacuum
Career British Railways
Number in class 69
Number 11136-11176; later D2550-D2618; later 05001
Axle load class RA 2
Retired 1966–1968 (except D2554)

The British Rail Class 05 is a class of 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunters built by Hunslet Engine Company from 1955 to 1961. They were used on the Eastern and Scottish Regions of British Railways. At first they were numbered 11136-11176 and later on were numbered D2550-D2619.

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