BR Class 08 08896
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways Class 08 08896|
08896 at Kidderminster May 2017
|Built By||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Horwich Works|
|Power type||Diesel Electrical|
|Status||For parts retrieval|
|Designed By||BRBritish Rail or British Railways|
|2004||Withdrawn by BRBritish Rail or British Railways|
|2009||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
08896 in main line service
08896 was built at Horwich Works and entered BRBritish Rail or British Railways service as D4126 in April 1962 at Ebbw Junction (Newport), moving to Landore in May 1969. In June 1974 D4126 became No 08896 under the TOPSTotal Operations Processing System, an American computer system adopted by BR from the late 1960s to number and manage rolling stock. numbering scheme, being withdrawn from service in February 2004.
08896 in preservation
08896 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in late 2009. The SVRSevern Valley Railway web site shows a status of “For parts retrieval at Kidderminster”.