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British Railways D0226
D0226 in preservation at Haworth.
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder English Electric at Vulcan Foundry
Serial number English Electric: 2345
Vulcan Foundry: D226
Build date 1956
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Wheel diameter 4 ft 0 in (1.219 m)
Loco weight 48 long tons (49 t)
Prime mover EE 6RKT
Transmission DC generator, DC traction motor
Performance figures
Top speed 35 mph (56 km/h)
Power output 500 hp (370 kW)
Tractive effort 33,000 lbf (146.79 kN)
Railroad(s) British Railways
Number D226 (D0226 from August 1959)
First run loaned 1957
Retired October 1960
Disposition to Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (March 1966)
British Railways D0227
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-hydraulic
Serial number English Electric: 2346
Vulcan Foundry: D227
Transmission Krupp-Lysholm hydraulic
Railroad(s) British Railways
Number D227 (D0227 from August 1959)
Retired September 1959
Disposition Returned to RSH, Darlington

D0226 and D0227 were two prototype diesel shunting locomotives built in 1956 by English Electric at its Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows to demonstrate its wares to British Railways. They originally carried numbers D226 and D227, their Vulcan Foundry works numbers, but these were later amended to avoid clashing with the numbers of new Class 40 locomotives.

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