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British Rail Class 06

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British Rail Class 06
06009 operating as 'works pilot' at Dunfermline Townhill in July 1975
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-mechanical
BuilderAndrew Barclay Sons & Co.
Serial number425–439, 452–471
Build date1958–1960
 • Whyte0-4-0
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter3 ft 7 in (1.092 m)
Wheelbase7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Length25 ft 11 in (7.90 m)
Width8 ft 5 in (2.57 m)
Height11 ft 10+12 in (3.62 m)
Loco weight37.30 long tons (37.9 t)
Fuel capacity325 imp gal (1,480 L; 390 US gal)
Prime moverGardner 8L3
TransmissionWilson-Drewry CA5 5-speed epicyclic gearbox, Vulcan-Sinclair type 23 fluid coupling, Wiseman type 15 RLGB reversing gearbox and final drive
Train brakesVacuum
Performance figures
Top speed22.8 mph (36.7 km/h)
Power outputEngine: 204 hp (152 kW)
Tractive effortMaximum: 19,800 lbf (88.1 kN)
Brakeforce15 long tons-force (149 kN)
Railroad(s)British Railways
Number in class35
NumberD2410–D2444, later 06001–06010
Axle load classRA 6 (RA 5 from 1969)

The British Rail Class 06 is a class of 0-4-0 diesel-mechanical shunters built by Andrew Barclay from 1958 to 1960 for use on the Scottish Region of British Railways. They were originally numbered D2410-D2444 and later given the TOPS numbers 06001-06010.