- British Rail Class 05
name = British Rail Class 05
powertype = Diesel-mechanical
caption = This preserved locomotive at the
Didcot Railway Centreis an industrial example, built to the same design as the British Rail Class 05
roadnumber = 11136-11176; later D2550-D2618; later 05001
numinclass = 69
Hunslet Engine Co.
builddate = 1955–1961
primemover = Gardner 8L3
enginetype = Four-stroke diesel
transmission = Hunslet 4-speed gearbox, Hunslet
patentfriction clutch, Hunslet reversing gearbox and final drive.
whytetype = 0-6-0
uicclass = C
wheeldiameter = convert|3|ft|4|in|m|3|abbr=on
minimumcurve = convert|2|chain|m|lk=on
trainbrakes = Vacuum
locobrakeforce = convert|14|LTf|kN|sigfig=3|abbr=on|lk=in
wheelbase = convert|9|ft|0|in|m|2|abbr=on
length = convert|25|ft|4|in|m|2|abbr=on
width = convert|8|ft|3|in|m|2|abbr=on
height = convert|11|ft|0|in|m|2|abbr=on
weight = convert|30.9|LT|sigfig=3|lk=on
topspeed = convert|18|mph|km/h|abbr=on
poweroutput = "Engine:" convert|204|hp|abbr=on
tractiveeffort = "Maximum:" convert|14500|lbf|kN|abbr=on|lk=on
trainheating = None
axleloadclass = RA 2
retiredate = 1966–1968 (except D2554) The
British RailClass 05 is a class of 0-6-0diesel-mechanical shunters built by Hunslet Engine Companyfrom 1955-61. They were used on the Eastern and Scottish Regions of British Railways. Initially, they were numbered 11136-11176 and, later, D2500-D2619.
Most were withdrawn early and replaced by classes 03 and 04 but there was one exception. This was D2554 which was transferred to the
Isle of Wightin 1966 to aid the electrification of the Island Line. Shortly afterwards it was given the TOPSnumber 05001. This shunter was the only one to have a TOPS number. The main reason for this was that all the others were replaced and that it was best suited for the island. It remained in service until about 1985 before being sold to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet. Didcot Railway Centrehas an industrial example (built to the same design as a Class 05) preserved after being used by the National Coal Boardin the northeast. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway's own 05001/ D2554 can be seen frequently but unfortunately it cannot run passenger trains, due to the Island's unique vintage air braked rolling stock.
The engine is a Gardner 8-cylinder, 4 stroke 8L3 of 204 hp (152 kW) connected to a Hunslet 4-speed gearbox through a Hunslet
patentfriction clutch. Final drive is via a Hunslet reversing gearbox and jackshaft.
Four class 05 Diesel Shunters have been preserved:
*D2554 "Nuclear Fred" at
Isle of Wight Steam Railway. This engine has, at various times, carried the numbers 11140, 05001 and 97803
*D2578 "Cider Queen", privately preserved
Heritage Shunters Trust
Ribble Steam Railway
*cite book | last = Marsden | first = Colin J. | title = Motive power recognition:1 Locomotives | publisher = Ian Allen Ltd | date = 1981 | location = Shepperton | isbn = 0 7110 1109 5
* [http://dave-higson.fotopic.net/p49224365.html Images of 05001 at Sandown in 1976]
* [http://www.therailwaycentre.com/Pages%20Loco/Recognition%20loco/Illus_05.html Photo at TheRailwayCentre.com]
* [http://neil-higson.fpic.co.uk/p36110099.html Picture of 05001 at Ryde Pier Head durring a rare trip out from Sandown in 1983.]
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cookephotography/2227365032/ Picture of 05001 at Sandown]
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