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D8059 (20059)

Some good news - D8059 has now joined the fleet!

D8059 is a BR Class 20 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotive, otherwise known as an English Electric Type 1. 228 of these locomotives were built between 1957 and 1968. Weighing 73 tonnes and delivering 1,000 horsepower, they were designed to work light mixed freight traffic at up to 75 mph.

D8059 was built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn Ltd as Works No 2965/8217 of 1961. It was allocated to Sheffield Darnall on entering service in May 1961. In 1964 the loco was transferred to the newly-opened Tinsley Depot and remained there until withdrawal from BR service in January 1990. The locomotive was renumbered to 20059 on 1 January 1973 under TOPS.

In June 2017 the locomotive was described as 'operational, although no longer used by the SVR' and in October 2017 the locomotive arrived at the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway.


Builder
Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn Ltd, Darlington
Class/type
Class 20
Built year
1961
Engine output
1,000 horsepower
Max speed
75 mph
Status
Operational
Transmission
Diesel Electric
Weight
73t
Wheels
Bo-Bo

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