Sentinel 325 hp diesel-hydraulic 0-4-0 Barabel
Photographed at Wansford, Nene Valley Railway, on 5 February 2009.
This Sentinel shunter has a long history since being delivered new to the Oxfordshire Ironstone Company from the Sentinel Shrewsbury factory on 29 December 1964, Works No. 10202, weighing 31 tons. The nameplate "Barabel" was transferred from the preceding steam locomotive, a Hudswell Clarke 0-4-0ST. It was named after the wife of Mr A G Stewart, who was Chairman of the Oxfordshire Ironstone Company 1949 - 1951 and Chairman of the OIC's parent company, Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd., 1945-1964.
Engine: Rolls Royce C8SFL, supercharged, 325 bhp @ 1800 rpm.
Transmission: British Twin Disc, torque converter CF.11500; Self Changing Gears Ltd. RF11 final drive.
Driving wheels diameter: 3' 6''; Wheelbase 6' 0”; Length over buffers: 24' 4¾”. Maximum locomotive speed: 21 mph; Max. tractive effort: 24200 lb.
See the Nene Valley Railway ISTG web page for full details of this locomotive and its history.
Picture added on 22 February 2009