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British Railways D0226

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British Railways D0226
D0226 in preservation at Haworth.
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderEnglish Electric at Vulcan Foundry
Serial numberEnglish Electric: 2345
Vulcan Foundry: D226
Build date1956
 • Whyte0-6-0
Wheel diameter4 ft 0 in (1.219 m)
Loco weight48 long tons (49 t)
Prime moverEE 6RKT
TransmissionDC generator, DC traction motor
Performance figures
Top speed35 mph (56 km/h)
Power output500 hp (370 kW)
Tractive effort33,000 lbf (146.79 kN)
Railroad(s)British Railways
NumberD226 (D0226 from August 1959)
First runloaned 1957
RetiredOctober 1960
Dispositionto Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (March 1966)
British Railways D0227
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-hydraulic
Serial numberEnglish Electric: 2346
Vulcan Foundry: D227
TransmissionKrupp-Lysholm hydraulic
Railroad(s)British Railways
NumberD227 (D0227 from August 1959)
RetiredSeptember 1959
PreservedBluebell Railway
RestoredApril 1960
DispositionReturned 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.