Class 10 (D3452)

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Class 10 D3452

 

 

Owner-Bodmin and Wenford Railway Trust

 

History

 

D3452 is a Class 10 Lister Blackstone engined shunter (based on the Class 08 design) which was built by BR at Darlington in 1957. Because it was non standard (compared to the Class 08) it only survived a short while in BR service, being withdrawn in July 1968 from Toton depot.

 

It was purchased by English China Clays and worked exclusively at Fowey Docks for over 20 years, until saved for preservation by the Bodmin Railway Preservation Society in March 1989. It is only one of four such examples saved in preservation out of the total of 161 produced.

 

Now in a very work worn BR black livery and is to be seen as shed pilot around Bodmin General. Unfortunately due to a shifted crank axle it is limited to 5mph and for this reason it is rarely to be seen anywhere else on the line.

 

 

CLASS SPECIFICATIONS

Power type

Diesel-electric

Builder

Darlinton and Doncaster Works

Build date

1953–1962

Total produced

161

Configuration

0-6-0

UIC classification

C

Wheel diameter

4 ft 6 in (1.372 m)

Wheelbase

11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)

Length

29 ft 3 in (8.92 m)

Width

8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)

Height

12 ft 8 1⁄2 in (3.87 m)

Locomotive weight

48.6 tons

Fuel capacity

668 imp gal

Prime mover

Blackstone ER6T

Generator

DC

Traction motors

GEC nose suspended, 2 off

Transmission

Diesel-electric transmission double reduction drive

Top speed

27.5 mph (44 km/h)

Power output

Engine: 350 hp (261 kW)

Tractive effort

Maximum: 35,000 lbf (160 kN)

Train heating

None

Train brakes

Vacuum