BR Class 11 12099

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Class 11 12099
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12099 passing Highley in 2013
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Derby Works
Configuration 0-6-0
Power type Diesel Electric
Status Operational
Loco Number 12099
Built 1952
Designed By BRBritish Rail or British Railways
Type Class 11
1971 Withdrawn by BRBritish Rail or British Railways, sold for industrial use
1990 Preserved, arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway
2018 Ownership transferred to the SVRSevern Valley Railway Charitable Trust
Length 29ft 1½in
Weight 47.4t

Diesel Locomotives

12099 is the SVRSevern Valley Railway’s only 0-6-0 Class 11 350hp diesel electric shunting locomotive. 120 of these locomotives were built by the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway and BRBritish Rail or British Railways between 1945 and 1952.

12099 in main line service

12099 was built at BRBritish Rail or British Railways’s Derby Works and entered service in March 1952 at Nottingham. The locomotive retained the number 12099 throughout its working life with BRBritish Rail or British Railways service, during which it also saw service at Willesden, Springs Branch (Wigan), Crewe South, Nuneaton, Rugby and Bletchley. BRBritish Rail or British Railways service ended with withdrawal in July 1971.[1]

12099 was subsequently used Murphy Brothers (NCBNational Coal Board Contractors) at Blaenavon in Gwent and by Taylor Woodrow Construction in Mid-Glamorgan. A further move to the National Coal Board at Astley, West Yorkshire followed in 1984, before the locomotive was sold to dealers CF Booth in 1989.

12099 in preservation

12099 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in March 1990, having been acquired from Booths by The Kidderminster Shunter Fund in exchange for a surplus Ruston diesel shunter. The Fund in January 2018 transferred ownership to Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd.[2]

Some of the first Class 11s were built for the War Department, and in June 2013 No 12099 made an appearance in the 1940s event carrying a rather unconvincing War Department number “WD 40”.

12099 is operational and is normally based at Kidderminster.

See also

Diesel Locomotives
List of preservation groups


SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
  1. BRDatabase website
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 201


BR Class 11 on Wikipedia
Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd website