British Rail Class 05

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British Rail Class 05
BR Class 05 DL26 2.jpg
This preserved locomotive at the Didcot Railway Centre is an industrial example, built to the same design as the British Rail Class 05
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-mechanical
BuilderHunslet Engine Co.
Build date1955–1961
 • Whyte0-6-0
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter3 ft 4 in (1.016 m)
Minimum curve2 chains (40 m)
Wheelbase9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
Length25 ft 4 in (7.72 m)
Width8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
Height11 ft 0 in (3.35 m)
Loco weight30.9 long tons (31.4 t)
Fuel capacity300 imp gal (1,400 l; 360 US gal)
Prime moverGardner 8L3
Engine typeFour-stroke diesel
TransmissionHunslet 4-speed gearbox, Hunslet patent friction clutch, Hunslet reversing gearbox and final drive.
Train heatingNone
Train brakesVacuum
Performance figures
Top speed18 mph (29 km/h)
Power outputEngine: 204 hp (152 kW)
Tractive effortMaximum: 14,500 lbf (64 kN)
Brakeforce14 long tons-force (139 kN)
Railroad(s)British Railways
Number in class69
Number11136-11176; later D2550-D2618; later 05001
Axle load classRA 2
Retired1966–1968 (except D2554)

The British Rail Class 05 is a class of 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunters built by Hunslet Engine Company from 1955 to 1961. They were used on the Eastern and Scottish Regions of British Railways. At first they were numbered 11136-11176 and later on were numbered D2550-D2619.