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British Rail Class 06
06009 operating as 'works pilot' at Dunfermline Townhill in July 1975
Power type Diesel-mechanical
Builder Andrew Barclay Sons & Co.
Serial number 425–439, 452–471
Build date 1958–1960
Configuration 0-4-0
UIC classification B
Gauge ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter 3 ft 7 in (1.092 m)
Wheelbase 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Length 25 ft 11 in (7.90 m)
Width 8 ft 5 in (2.57 m)
Height 11 ft 10 12 in (3.62 m)
Locomotive weight 37.30 long tons (37.9 t)
Fuel capacity 325 imp gal (1,480 l; 390 US gal)
Prime mover Gardner 8L3
Transmission Wilson-Drewry CA5 5-speed epicyclic gearbox, Vulcan-Sinclair type 23 fluid coupling, Wiseman type 15 RLGB reversing gearbox and final drive
Top speed 22.8 mph (36.7 km/h)
Power output Engine: 204 hp (152 kW)
Tractive effort Maximum: 19,800 lbf (88.1 kN)
Locomotive brakeforce 15 long tons-force (149 kN)
Train brakes Vacuum
Career British Railways
Number in class 35
Number D2410–D2444, later 06001–06010
Axle load class RA 6 (RA 5 from 1969)
Retired 1967–1981

The British Rail Class 06 is a class of 0-4-0 diesel-mechanical shunters built by Andrew Barclay from 1958 to 1960 for use on the Scottish Region of British Railways. They were originally numbered D2410-D2444 and later given the TOPS numbers 06001-06010.

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