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08436, Class 08 350 hp English Electric 0-6-0
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No: 6050   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: BR Derby Works   Country: England
08436, Class 08 350 hp English Electric 0-6-0

Photographed in Swanage station on 14 February 2009.
The temporary name "RAPTO" was applied for the children's benefit, as it was "Family Fun Day" (and also Valentine's Day).
The Class 08 diesel-electric shunter was designed as a replacement for the many and varied steam shunting locomotives that operated in the goods yards and stations across the United Kingdom. Approximately 1000 of these locomotives were built between 1953 and 1962 by British Railways at Darlington, Crewe, Derby, Horwich and Doncaster. This is the largest fleet of diesel locomotives ever built in the UK.
Technical Details
Engine type: English Electric 6KT. Max. speed: 20 mph. Maximum power: 350hp, Tractive Effort: 35000 lbs.
Transmission: Diesel Electric.
Length: 39 ft 3 in., Width: 8 ft 6 in., Weight: 48 to 49 tons.
Wheelbase: 11ft 6in., Wheel Configuration: 0-6-0, diameter: 54 in.
Fuel Capacity: 668 gallons.
Picture added on 23 February 2009
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Correction: Built at BR Derby Works in 1958.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 29 August 2011.
08436 was still on the Swanage Railway in October 2013.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 16 November 2013.
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