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BR Class 08
08s
A Pair of 08 Shunters

UIC Configuration

C

Top Speed

15mph-20mph

Output

350hp

Total Production

996

Nicknames

Gronk

Built

1953-1962

One of the most iconic diesels in Britian is the 08 Shunter.

HistoryEdit

Truly LMS origin the 08 was built at Crewe, Darlington, Derby and Doncaster between 1953 and 1962.

The class lasted a rather long time as even though there were withdrawals of the class from 1967 - 1990s EWS still inherrited most of the class when British Railways went private. Despite many preserved railways owning one in 2008 EWS had more than 40 working on main line shunting and had even more of them stored away. Other companies that used them included Freightliner, Mendip Rail, Foster Yeoman and Corus.

Preserved ExamplesEdit

Numbers carried

(Current in bold)

Name Location Current Status Livery
13000 D3000 - 13046 - Barrow Hill Engine Shed Awaiting overhaul; first one built Black
13002 D3002 - - - Plym Valley Railway Operational BR Black
13014 D3014 - - Samson Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway Operational BR Blue, Dart Rail insigna
13018 D3018 08011 - - Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway Operational BR Black
13019 D3019 - - Haversham Cambrian Railway Trust Operational Blue and White
13022 D3022 08015 - - Severn Valley Railway Operational BR Green
13023 D3023 08016 - - Peak Rail Operational BR Green
13029 D3029 08021 - - Tyseley Locomotive Works Operational BR Black
13030 D3030 08022 - Lion Cholsey and Wallingford Railway Operational Guinness Black
13044 D3044 08032 33 Mendip Mid Hants Railway Awaiting repairs Yeoman Blue
13059 D3059 08046 - Brechin City Caledonian Railway (Brechin) Operational BR Green
13067 D3067 08054 - - Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway stored awaiting re-wiring BR Blue
13074 D3074 08060 - Unicorn Cholsey and Wallingford Railway Operational Guinness Black
13079 D3079 08064 - - National Railway Museum Operational Black
13101 D3101 - 3101 - Great Central Railway Awaiting restoration Black
13167 D3167 08102 - - Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Operational BR Green
11374 D3174 08108 3174 Dover Castle Kent and East Sussex Railway Operational Black
13180 D3180 08114 - - Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre Operational BR Green
13190 D3190 08123 - George Mason Cholsey and Wallingford Railway Operational BR Green
13201 D3201 08133 - - Severn Valley Railway Undergoing overhaul BR Green
13232 D3232 08164 - - East Lancashire Railway Operational BR Green
13236 D3236 08168 - - Battlefield Line Railway Operational; on loan to the Bluebell Railway BR Black
13255 D3255 - - - Private site, near York To be restored N/A
13261 D3261 - - - Swindon and Cricklade Railway Undergoing restoration BR Green
13265 D3265 08195 WD40 Mark Llangollen Railway Operational BR Black
13290 D3290 08220 - - Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre Operational BR Blue
13308 D3308 08238 - Charlie Dean Forest Railway Operational BR Blue with Wasp Stripes
13336 D3336 08266 - - Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Operational BR Green
13358 D3358 08288 - - Mid Hants Railway Operational BR Black
- D3401 08331 - - Midland Railway - Butterley Operational Black
- D3420 08350 - - Crewe Heritage Centre Scrapped. Early 2009. BR Green
- D3429 08359 - - Telford Steam Railway Operational BR Green
- D3462 08377 - - West Somerset Railway Operational BR Green
- D3503 08388 - - Private Site Undergoing restoration Trainload Petroleum
- D3551 08436 - - Swanage Railway Operational Black
- D3558 08443 - - Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway Operational BR Green (No Logo)
- D3559 08444 - - Bodmin and Wenford Railway Operational BR Green
- D3560 08445 - - East Lancashire Railway Awaiting repair Grey
- D3586 08471 - - Severn Valley Railway Operational BR Green
- D3588 08473 - - Dean Forest Railway Stored; source of spares BR Blue
- D3591 08476 - - Swanage Railway Undergoing overhaul BR Black
- D3596 08481 - - Vale of Glamorgan Railway Operational BR Blue
- D3605 08490 - - Strathspey Railway Operational Black
- D3723 08556 - - North Yorkshire Moors Railway Operational BR Green
- 08576 D3743 - - Battlefield Line Railway Awaiting restoration BR Blue
- D3757 08590 - Red Lion Midland Railway - Butterley Operational Maroon, Black Roof[2]
- D3761 08594 - - Private Site Awaiting overhaul BR Blue
- D3771 08604 604 Phantom Didcot Railway Centre Operational BR Green
- D3795 08628 - - Private Site Awaiting overhaul BR Blue
- D3798 08631 - Eagle Mid Norfolk Railway Operational Network SouthEast
- D3861 08694 - - Great Central Railway Awaiting Repairs EWS
- D3867 08700 - Walsall Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Awaiting overhaul Black
- D3871 08704 - - Private Site Operational BR Green
- D3902 08734 - - Dean Forest Railway Awaiting restoration Blue
- D3918 08750 - - Private Site Operational Black
- D3935 08767 - - North Norfolk Railway Undergoing overhaul BR Green
- D3937 08769 - Gladys Severn Valley Railway Operational BR Green
- D3940 08772 - Tiny/Camulodunum North Norfolk Railway Operational BR Green
- D3941 08773 - - Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Operational BR Blue
- D3948 08780 - - Private Site Operational Dark Blue
- D3991 08823 - - Churnet Valley Railway Operational BR Blue
- D3993 08825 - - Battlefield Line Railway Awaiting restoration BR Blue
- D4018 08850 4018 - North Yorkshire Moors Railway Operational BR Blue
- D4141 08911 - - National Railway Museum Operational Railfreight Grey
- D4167 08937 - Bluebell Mel Dartmoor Railway Operational BR Green
- D4174 08944 - - East Lancashire Railway Awaiting repair

Black

In FictionEdit

In the Thomas and Friends series many 08 have featured. Diesel being the first then 'Arry and Bert, Splatter and Dodge,Sidney and Plaxton.

Exported LocosEdit

Five examples of the class were exported to Liberia; numbers: 3047, 3092, 3094, 3098 and 3100. At least one of these has been repatriated and is now preserved.

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