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LNER J45 or DES1 class
British Rail Class D3/9
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder London and North Eastern Railway’s Doncaster Works
Serial number 1960, 1963, 1973, 1978
Build date 1944–1945
Total production 4
Configuration 0-6-0 DE
UIC classification C
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter 4 ft 0 in (1.219 m)
Locomotive weight 50.0–51.0 long tons (50.8–51.8 t)
Prime mover English Electric 6KT
Traction motors English Electric, 2 off
Multiple working Not fitted
Top speed 20 mph (32 km/h)
Power output Engine: 350 bhp (261 kW)
Tractive effort 32,000 lbf (142.3 kN)
Train heating None
Train brakes Vacuum
Career London and North Eastern Railway,
British Railways
Class LNER: J45; DES1 from September 1945;
BR: DEJ1; later D3/9; later 3/10
Number LNER 8000–8003, BR 15000–15003
Axle load class LNER: RA 5;
BR: RA 7
Retired 1967
Disposition All scrapped, 1968

British Rail Class D3/9 was a class of four locomotives built by the London and North Eastern Railway at their Doncaster Works in England. It was a diesel powered locomotive in the pre-TOPS period.

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