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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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Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Line :
D Number Preserved location Industrial use Notes
03018 D2018 Mangapps Railway Museum
03020 D2020 Lavender Line
03022 D2022 Swindon and Cricklade Railway
D2023 Kent & East Sussex Railway Tees & Hartlepool Dock Authority (1972-1980) [
D2024 Kent & East Sussex Railway Tees & Hartlepool Dock Authority (1972-1980) [
03027 D2027 Peak Rail
03037 D2037 Peak Rail
D2041 Colne Valley Railway Richborough Power Station (1970)
Rye House Power Station (1971)
Barking Power Station (1971)
Rye House Power Station (1974-1981)
D2051 North Norfolk Railway Ford, Dagenham (06/1973-04/1997) [
03059 D2059 Isle of Wight Steam Railway
03062 D2062 East Lancashire Railway
03063 D2063 North Norfolk Railway
03066 D2066 Barrow Hill Engine Shed
03069 D2069 Glos-Warks Steam Railway Vic Berry, Leicester [
03072 D2072 Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
03073 D2073 Crewe Heritage Centre
03078 D2078 North Tyneside Steam Railway Newcastle Central Station, used as a station pilot.
03084 D2084 Lincolnshire Wolds Railway [
03090 D2090 Locomotion Part of the National Collection [
Heritage Shunters Trust
Heritage Shunters Trust
Epping Ongar Railway
Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre Worked at Anglian Building Products, Lenwade, Norfolk from August 1973,
then at Dow-Mac near Stamford from December 1993.
03128 D2128 Appleby-Frodingham RPS, Scunthorpe Sold for scrap to Birds, Long Marston, where engine and coupling removed and then exported to Belgium where fitted with Deutz V12 air cooled engine, VM hydraulic pump and motor into original change speed box. Reimported and operated at Peak Rail, eventually to Dean Forest where stored incomplete. Moved to Scunthorpe 2009, being repowered with Cummins 14 litre [
D2139 Heritage Shunters Trust
D2199 Heritage Shunters Trust Sold to NCB in 1974 after being overhauled and fitted with air brakes at Doncaster Works. Worked at Rockingham, North Gawber and Royston until being placed into store at Monkton in 1984. Was on loan to Hanson Aggregates, Machen Quarry near Newport 2003 (?)-2006. [
D2079 Derwent Valley Light Railway TBA [
D2081 Mangapps Railway Museum - was used between 1981-2000 [
D2084 Lincolnshire Wolds Railway TBA [
D2089 Mangapps Railway Museum TBA [
D2094 Royal Deesside Railway TBA [
D2117 Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway TBA [
D2119 West Somerset Railway TBA [
D2120 Fawley Hill Railway, Buckingamshire TBA [
D2133 West Somerset Railway Worked at Cellophane's Bridgwater factory in the 1970s, prior to preservation at the time. [
D2134 Royal Deeside Railway Was based in Belgium between 1976 and 1993, has since been repatriated back to the UK. [
D2138 Midland Heritage Railway Used at Pye Hill Colliery between 1969-1984, prior to preservation. [
D2141 Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway. TBA [
D2144 Wensleydale Railway TBA [
D2145 Private Location TBA [
D2148 Ribble Steam Railway TBA [
D2152 Swindon & Cricklade Railway TBA [
03158 D2158 Great Central Railway TBA [
D2162 Llangollen Railway TBA [
D2170 Battlefield Line Was owned by Otis Euro Transrail between 1989-1999 [
D2178 Gwili Railway TBA [
D2180 Battlefield Line TBA [
D2182 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway TBA [
D2184 Colne Valley Railway TBA [
D2189 Ribble Steam Railway TBA [
D2192 Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway TBA [
D2196 West Coast Railway Co Carnforth TBA [
D2197 Lavender Line TBA [
D2371 Rowden Mill Station Museum TBA [
D2381 West Coast Railway Company, Carnforth TBA [
D2399 Mangapps Railway Museum TBA [

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