British Rail Class 07

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British Rail Class 07
D2991 (07007) shunter at Eastleigh.jpg
D2991 at Eastleigh Works in the 1970s. Still in service at the Works in 2008.
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderRuston & Hornsby
Serial number480686–480699
ModelLSSE
Build date1962
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte0-6-0
 • UICC
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Wheelbase8 ft 7 12 in (2.63 m)
Length26 ft 9 12 in (8.17 m)
Width8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Height12 ft 10 in (3.91 m)
Loco weight42.90 long tons (43.6 t)
Fuel capacity300 imp gal (1,400 l; 360 US gal)
Prime moverPaxman 6RPHL
Traction motorsAEI RTA6652
Train heatingNone
Train brakesVacuum, some later dual (Air & Vacuum)
Performance figures
Top speed27.5 mph (44.3 km/h)
Power outputEngine: 275 hp (205 kW)
Tractive effortMaximum: 28,240 lbf (125.6 kN)
Career
Railroad(s)British Railways
Number in class14
NumberD2985–D2998, later 07001–07014
Axle load classRA 7 (RA 6 from 1969)
RetiredMay 1973 – July 1977

The British Rail Class 07 diesel locomotive is an off-centre cab dock shunter. They were used in Southampton Docks, to replace SR USA Class steam locomotives. It is a 0-6-0 diesel-electric shunter built by Ruston & Hornsby in 1962. They were originally numbered D2985-D2998 and later given the TOPS numbers 07001(D2985)-07013(D2997), D2998.