British Rail Class 06

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About British Rail Class 06

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  • Built by: Andrew Barclay & Sons Co.

The British Rail Class 06 is a class of 0-4-0 diesel-mechanical shunters built by Andrew Barclay from 1958 to 1960 for use on the Scottish Region of British Railways. They were originally numbered D2410-D2444 and later given the TOPS numbers 06001-06010. Engine is a Gardner 8-cylinder 4 stroke "8L3" connected to a Wilson-Drewry CA5 5-speed epicyclic gearbox with Vulcan-Sinclair type 23 fluid coupling and a Wiseman type 15 RLGB gearbox. While all technically similar, the locomotives had two different designs for the back of the cab, some featuring two windows, the others featuring three. A single locomotive survives, number 06003, which is currently owned by HNRC and based at the Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester. Hornby produce a basic representation of the prototype as part of their Railroad range in BR Blue, whilst past examples have carried a variety of liveries. Media related to British Rail Class 06 at Wikimedia Commons

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