BR Class 08 08896

BR Class 08 08896
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08896 at Kidderminster May 2017
Built By BR Horwich Works
Configuration 0-6-0
Power type Diesel Electrical
Status For parts retrieval
Loco Number 08896
Other Numbers D4126
Built 1962
Designed By BR
Type Class 08
2004 Withdrawn by BR
2009 Arrived on SVR
Length 29ft 3in
Weight 49t

Diesel Locomotives

08896 is an 0-6-0 Class 08 350hp diesel electric shunting locomotive. As the standard BR general-purpose diesel shunter, the Class 08 became the most numerous of any British locomotive class with 996 built between 1952 and 1962.


08896 in main line service

08896 was built at Horwich Works and entered BR 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 In June 1974 D4126 became No 08896 under the TOPS numbering scheme, being withdrawn from service in February 2004.[1]

08896 in preservation

08896 arrived on the SVR in late 2009. The SVR web site shows a status of “For parts retrieval at Kidderminster”.[2]

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