Diesel Locomotives

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The Severn Valley Railway is home to a number of diesel locomotives. These are used for shunting and also to haul certain passenger services. The Railway is also home to a 5-car Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU).

Most of the diesel locomotives are based at the Diesel Depot at Kidderminster. However operational diesel locomotives are also stationed at Bridgnorth and Bewdley.

Diesel locomotives normally based at the SVRSevern Valley Railway

Diesel locomotives normally based at the SVRSevern Valley Railway are as follows:

No Designer Class Wheel arrangement Owned by Original owner Notes
319290 Ruston & Hornsby 165DM 0-4-0 SVR(H) B.I.P. Chemicals Operational. Based at Bewdley.
D2960 Ruston & Hornsby 165DM 0-4-0 SVR(H) British Sugar Corp Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
D2961 Ruston & Hornsby 165DE 0-4-0 Pete Cherry Patent Shaft Steelworks Operational. Based at Bridgnorth.
D3022 English Electric 08 0-6-0 Class 08 Society British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
D3201 English Electric 08 0-6-0 Class 08 Society British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
D3586 English Electric 08 0-6-0 SVR(H) British Railways Operational. Based at Bridgnorth.
D3802/08635 English Electric 08 0-6-0 SVR(H) British Railways Stored at Kidderminster.[1]
08896 English Electric 08 0-6-0 SVR(H) British Railways Stored at Kidderminster.[1]
D4100 English Electric 09 0-6-0 SVR(H) British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
09107 English Electric 09 0-6-0 SVR(H) British Railways Undergoing restoration at Kidderminster.
12099 English Electric 11 0-6-0 Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
D9551 BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon 14 0-6-0 SVR Class 14 Company Limited British Railways Operational. Based at Bridgnorth.
D5410 Birmingham R C & W Ltd 27 Bo-Bo Sandwell Council British Railways At Tyseley after bodywork overhaul at Cranmore.
D7029 Beyer Peacock 35 (Hymek) B-B Diesel Traction Group British Railways Undergoing overhaul at Kidderminster.
D821 Greyhound BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon 42 (Warship) B-B Diesel Traction Group British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
50031 Hood English Electric 50 Co-Co 50031 Consortium Limited. Operated by The Class 50 Alliance English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
50035 Ark Royal English Electric 50 Co-Co The Class 50 Alliance English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
50044 Exeter English Electric 50 Co-Co The Class 50 Alliance English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Undergoing overhaul at Kidderminster.
50049 Defiance English Electric 50 Co-Co The Class 50 Alliance English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster. Main line registered.
D1013 Western Ranger BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon 52 C-C Western Locomotive Association British Railways Undergoing overhaul at Bridgnorth.
D1015 Western Champion BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon 52 C-C Diesel Traction Group British Railways Operational on one engine only. Based at Kidderminster. Main line registered.
D1062 Western Courier BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon 52 C-C Western Locomotive Association British Railways Operational. Based at Bridgnorth.

The Severn Valley Railway web site contains a section "Meet The Loco" where the current location and status of these locomotives is shown.

Other diesel locomotives at the SVRSevern Valley Railway

From time to time other diesel locomotives visit the Severn Valley Railway for gala appearances or for maintenance. As of July 2018, the other main locomotives present at the SVRSevern Valley Railway are as follows:

No Designer Class Wheel arrangement Owned by Original owner Notes
33108 BRC&WBirmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company 33 Bo-Bo Class 33/1 Preservation Company British Railways Visiting for 2018[2] See Diesel Locomotives hired by the SVR
37688 English Electric 37 Co-Co D05 Preservation Ltd British Railways Arrived Jan 2018, expected to stay until June 2019[2] See Diesel Locomotives hired by the SVR
D832 Onslaught British Railways 42 B-B British Railways Operational. Arrived for Spring Diesel Gala 2018. Remained at the SVRSevern Valley Railway 2018 for contract works.
50007 Hercules English Electric 50 Co-Co The Class 50 Alliance English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Operational. Arrived January 2017. Main line registered.
50026 Indomitable English Electric 50 Co-Co Paul Spracklen English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Arrived January 2018 on a commercial basis to enable the owner to undertake some rectification work on the locomotive which involved use of the TMD facilities. The locomotive previously visited the SVRSevern Valley Railway in 2010-11 for repair work and Summer 2014 for hire.[3]
50033 Glorious English Electric 50 Co-Co Tyseley Loco Works English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Leased by Class 50 Alliance Limited. Resident at Tyseley Loco Works, but moved t0 the SVRSevern Valley Railway 2018 for contract works

See also

List of rolling stock
Diesel Locomotives hired by the SVR
Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU)
Whyte notation (wheel arrangements for small diesels)
UIC classification (wheel arrangements for large diesels)
Locomotives running under different identities

References

  1. 1.01.1 For parts retrieval
  2. 2.02.1 SVR Meet the Loco
  3. SVR Forum thread (Retrieved 4 February 2017)

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