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British Rail Class 03

British Rail Class 03
Class 03 D2069 at Doncaster Works open day on 27 July 2003
NameBritish Rail Class 03
CaptionClass 03 D2069 at Doncaster Works open day on 27 July 2003
Roadnumber11187 11209, 91, 92;
later D2000 D2199, D2370 D2399;
later 03004 03199, 03370 03399
BuilderBR Swindon & Doncaster
Builddate1957 1961
PrimemoverGardner 8L3
TransmissionWilson-Drewry CA5 R7, 5-speed epicyclic gearbox, RF11 spiral bevel reverse and final-drive unit.
Wheeldiameter3 ft 7 in
Minimumcurve2 chain
TrainbrakesVacuum (some dual Air & Vacuum)
Locobrakeforce13 LTf
Wheelbase9 ft 0 in
Length26 ft 0 in
Width8 ft 6 in
Height12 ft 2.4375 in
11 ft 10 in (cut down)
Locoweight30.2 LT
Topspeed28.5 mph (45.9 km/h)
PoweroutputEngine: 204 hp (328.3 lk=in)
At rail: 152 hp (244.6 lk=in)
TractiveeffortMax: 15650 lbf (25186.2 kN)
Fuelcap510 impgal (820.8 kN)
AxleloadclassRA 1
RailroadBritish Railways
Retiredatefrom April 1968
DispositionOne still in service, over 50 preserved, most scrapped

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The British Rail Class 03 locomotive is, together with Class 04, one of BR's most successful smaller 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunters. The class, numbering 230 examples, was built by British Railways' Swindon and Doncaster works in 1957-1962 and numbered D2000-D2199 and D2370-D2399 (later 03004 to 03399). D2370 and D2371 were used as departmental locomotives and originally numbered 91 and 92 respectively.

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