British Rail Class 07
|BR Class 07|
|TOPS numbers||07 001-07 013|
|Builder||Ruston & Hornsby|
|Weight||42 t 18 cwt||43,588 kg|
|Height||12 ft 10 in||3.9 m|
|Width||8 ft 6 in||2.6 m|
|Length||26 ft 9.5 in||8.2 m|
|Wheel Dia.||3 ft 6 in||1.1 m|
|Wheel Base||4 ft 3 ¾ in + 4 ft 3¾ in||1.3 + 1.3 m|
|Maximum speed||20 mph||32 km/h|
|Engine output||275 hp||205 kW|
|Max. Tractive Effort||28,240 lbf||126 kN|
|Power at Rail|
|Brake type||Air locomotive brake
Vacuum; later dual and air only
|Fuel Tank||300 imp gal||1.364 m³|
The British Rail Class 07 locomotive is an off-centre cab shunter for use in Southampton Docks, to replace steam locomotives. A 0-6-0 diesel-electrical shunter built by Ruston & Hornsby, 1962. Numbered D2985-D2998 and given the TOPS numbers 07001(D2985)-07013(D2997), D2998.
Engine is a Ruston/Paxman 6 cylinder, 4-stroke, 6RPHL. Traction motor is an AEI RTA6652, spigot mounted on a double reduction axle-hung final drive gearbox. Main Generator is an AEI RTB6652. Train air and vacuum brakes were fitted and these included high level air brake pipes to match the Southern region electric multiple units.
The builders classified these locomotives as LSSE and although other locomotives were built for industrial use to this (and the similarly styled LSSH diesel-hydraulic) specification, non had the same engine output, train brakes or other 'mainline' features.
This class was withdrawn by British Rail by 1977. Several were bought for industrial use, and have subsequently passed into preservation. In addition, one loco is mainline registered, no. 07001, which is owned by HNRC. All surviving locomotives are listed below.
- 07001 / D2985 - Owned by HNRC based at Barrow Hill
- 07005 / D2989 - Owned by HNRC - stored on Battlefield Line
- 07010 / D2994 - Preserved on Avon Valley Railway
- 07011 / D2995 - Privately-owned at St. Leonards-on-Sea
- 07012 / D2996 - Preserved on Lavender Line
- 07013 / D2997 - Preserved on Peak Rail
- D2991 - Privately-owned at Eastleigh Works