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D8188 (20188) will be at Chinnor sometimes in 2018

Some good news - D8188 will be at the Railway sometimes in 2018!

D8188 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.

D8188 was built by the English Electric Company’s Vulcan Foundry as Works No 3669 of 1966. It was allocated to Nottingham Division, entering service in January 1967 and remaining there until withdrawal from service in January 1990. The locomotive was renumbered to 20188 on 1 January 1973 under TOPS.

In June 2017 the locomotive was described as 'operational, although no longer used by the SVR' and she is expected to be on duty at the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway sometimes in 2018.
Builder
English Electric Company’s Vulcan Foundry
Class/type
Class 20
Built year
1966
Engine output
1,000 horsepower
Main generator
75 mph
Status
Operational
Transmission
Diesel Electric
Weight
73t
Wheels
Bo-Bo

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