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British Rail Class 14

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British Rail Class 14
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-hydraulic
BuilderBritish RailwaysSwindon railway works
Order numberSwindon Lots 456 and 460
Build date1964–1965
Total produced56
 • Whyte0-6-0
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter4 ft 0 in (1.219 m)
Loco weight48.50 long tons (49.3 t)
Prime moverPaxman Ventura 6YJXL
TransmissionVoith L217U hydraulic
Train brakesVacuum
Performance figures
Top speed40 mph (64 km/h)
Power outputEngine: 650 hp (485 kW)
Tractive effort30,910 lbf (137.5 kN)
Railroad(s)British Rail
British Steel
National Coal Board
NicknamesTeddy Bear
Axle load classRA 4

The British Rail Class 14 is a type of small diesel-hydraulic locomotive built in the mid-1960s. Twenty-six of these 0-6-0 locomotives were ordered in January 1963, to be built at British Railways Swindon railway works. The anticipated work for this class was yard shunting, trip work (between local yards) and short-distance freight trains. The order was expanded to 56 in mid-1963, before work had started on the first order.