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British Rail Class 14
Power type Diesel-hydraulic
Builder British RailwaysSwindon railway works
Order number Swindon Lots 456 and 460
Build date 1964–1965
Total production 56
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC classification C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter 4 ft 0 in (1.219 m)
Locomotive weight 48.50 long tons (49.3 t)
Prime mover Paxman Ventura 6YJXL
Transmission Voith L217U hydraulic
Top speed 40 mph (64 km/h)
Power output Engine: 650 hp (485 kW)
Tractive effort 30,910 lbf (137.5 kN)
Train brakes Vacuum
Career British Rail
British Steel
National Coal Board
Number D9500–D9555
Nicknames Teddy Bear
Axle load class RA 4

The British Rail Class 14 is a type of small diesel-hydraulic locomotive built in the mid-1960s. Twenty-six of these 0-6-0 locomotives were ordered in January 1963, to be built at British Railways Swindon railway works. The anticipated work for this class was yard shunting, trip work (between local yards) and short distance freight trains. The order was expanded to 56 in mid-1963, before work had started on the first order.

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