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British Rail Class 35 diesel locomotive.
Statistic. Data.
Nationality. British.
Manufacturer. Beyer Peacock (Hymek) Ltd
Made in. 1961
Retired in. 1975
Weight. 75 long tons (76.2 t; 84.0 short tons)
Top speed. 90 mph (145 km/h)
Length. 51 ft 8 1⁄2 in (15.761 m)
Power source. Diesel engine.
Seats. Crew only.
Railway\tram track gauge. Gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Tractive effort. Maximum: 46,600 lbf (207.3 kN)
Sources. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_35, http://www.rail.co.uk/locomotives-and-engines/electric-engines/ and http://www.rail.co.uk/locomotives-and-engines/electric-engines/british-rail-class-87/

Early withdrawalEdit

Their early withdrawal was caused, primarily, by BR classifying the hydraulic transmission as non-standard. They were reasonably reliable and easy to repair, but designed as technical odd-balls with expensive to make non-standard parts. Formal withdrawal was not the end for three locomotives: 7076 and 7096 continued to be officially in non-revenue stock for some years; while 7089 also continued, but renumbered as TDB968005 in the Departmental series. Four examples survived into preservation.

ImagesEdit

Sonning Cutting geograph-2399322-by-Ben-Brooksbank

D7033 piloting the koncked-out GWR 4073 Class steen loco Abergavenny Castle on a South Wales to London service in 1962.

Williton - D7018 working on the engine

The 'Hymek' D7018 at Williton, Somerset, where it is undergoing an extensive overhaul on the 23rd of May, 2015.

WSR 7017 79-08

A preserved D7017 at Minehead in 1979.

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