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British Rail Class 07
D2991 at Eastleigh Works in the 1970s. Still in service at the Works in 2008.
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Ruston & Hornsby
Serial number 480686–480699
Model LSSE
Build date 1962
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC classification C
Gauge ft 8+12 in (1,435 mmstandard gauge
Wheel diameter 3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Wheelbase 8 ft 7 12 in (2.63 m)
Length 26 ft 9 12 in (8.17 m)
Width 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Height 12 ft 10 in (3.91 m)
Locomotive weight 42.90 long tons (43.6 t)
Fuel capacity 300 imp gal (1,400 l; 360 US gal)
Prime mover Paxman 6RPHL
Traction motors AEI RTA6652
Top speed 27.5 mph (44.3 km/h)
Power output Engine: 275 hp (205 kW)
Tractive effort Maximum: 28,240 lbf (125.6 kN)
Train heating None
Train brakes Vacuum, some later dual (Air & Vacuum)
Career British Railways
Number in class 14
Number D2985–D2998, later 07001–07014
Axle load class RA 7 (RA 6 from 1969)
Retired May 1973 – July 1977

The British Rail Class 07 diesel locomotive is an off-centre cab dock shunter. They were used in Southampton Docks, to replace SR USA Class steam locomotives. It is a 0-6-0 diesel-electric shunter built by Ruston & Hornsby in 1962. They were originally numbered D2985-D2998 and later given the TOPS numbers 07001(D2985)-07013(D2997), D2998.

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