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 Kidderminster TMD. 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 Built Owned by Original owner Notes
319290 RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) & Hornsby 165DM 0-4-0 1952 SVR(H) B.I.P. Chemicals Operational. Based at Bewdley.
D2960 RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) & Hornsby 165DM 0-4-0 1950 SVR(H) British Sugar Corp Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
D2961 RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) & Hornsby 165DE 0-4-0 1957 Pete Cherry Patent Shaft Steelworks Operational. Based at Bridgnorth.
D3022 English Electric 08 0-6-0 1953 Class 08 Society British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
13201 English Electric 08 0-6-0 1955 Class 08 Society British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
D3586 English Electric 08 0-6-0 1955 SVR(H) British Railways Operational. Based at Bridgnorth.
D3802/08635 English Electric 08 0-6-0 1969 SVR(H) British Railways Undergoing conversion at Kidderminster TMDTraction Maintenance Depot, also referred to as Diesel Depot under the Harrier hydro shunter project.
08896 English Electric 08 0-6-0 1962 SVR(H) British Railways Stored at Kidderminster.[1]
D4100 English Electric 09 0-6-0 1961 SVR(H) British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
09107 English Electric 09 0-6-0 1961 SVR(H) British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
12099 English Electric 11 0-6-0 1952 Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd British Railways Undergoing overhaul at Kidderminster TMDTraction Maintenance Depot, also referred to as Diesel Depot.
D9551 BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon 14 0-6-0 1965 SVR Class 14 Company Limited British Railways Operational. Based at Bridgnorth.
D7029 Beyer Peacock 35 (Hymek) B-B 1962 Diesel Traction Group British Railways Undergoing overhaul at Kidderminster TMDTraction Maintenance Depot, also referred to as Diesel Depot.
37308 English Electric 37 Co-Co 1965 British Railways Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway 12 July 2020 for completion of restoration at Kidderminster TMDTraction Maintenance Depot, also referred to as Diesel Depot.
D821 Greyhound BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon 42 (Warship) B-B 1960 Diesel Traction Group British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
50007 Hercules English Electric 50 Co-Co 1968 The Class 50 Alliance English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster. Main line registered.
50031 Hood English Electric 50 Co-Co 1968 50031 Consortium Limited. Operated by The Class 50 Alliance English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Under repair at Kidderminster TMDTraction Maintenance Depot, also referred to as Diesel Depot.
50035 Ark Royal English Electric 50 Co-Co 1968 The Class 50 Alliance English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
50044 Exeter English Electric 50 Co-Co 1968 The Class 50 Alliance English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Operational. Based at Kidderminster.
50049 Defiance English Electric 50 Co-Co 1968 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 1962 Western Locomotive Association British Railways Undergoing overhaul at Kidderminster TMDTraction Maintenance Depot, also referred to as Diesel Depot.
D1015 Western Champion BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon 52 C-C 1963 Diesel Traction Group British Railways Based at Kidderminster. Main line registered.
D1062 Western Courier BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon 52 C-C 1963 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 2022, the other main locomotives present at the SVRSevern Valley Railway are as follows:

No Designer Class Wheel arrangement Built Owned by Original owner Notes
31466 Brush Traction 31 A1A-A1A 1959 DeanWilliam Dean, Chief Locomotive Engineer of the Great Western Railway 1877-1902 Forest Diesel Association British Railways Based at DeanWilliam Dean, Chief Locomotive Engineer of the Great Western Railway 1877-1902 Forest Railway. Operational.
40106 Atlantic Conveyor English Electric 40 1Co-Co1 1960 Class Forty Preservation Society British Railways See Diesel Locomotives hired by the SVR. Operational. Resident at East Lancashire Railway, but moved to the SVRSevern Valley Railway 2 August 2018 as part of a relationship with the Class Forty Preservation Society. Steam heat fitted.
50033 Glorious English Electric 50 Co-Co 1968 Tyseley Loco Works English Electric Leasing: Leased to British Railways Leased by Class 50 Alliance Limited. On long term loan from Tyseley Loco Works. Operational.

Other diesel locomotives frequently at the SVRSevern Valley Railway

D8568 is based at Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway but frequently visits the Severn Valley Railway for operations or for maintenance.

No Designer Class Wheel arrangement Built Owned by Original owner Notes
D8568 Clayton 17 Bo-Bo 1964 Diesel Traction Group British Railways Based at Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. Operational, usually from Kidderminster.

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