20214, Class 20 (English Electric)

4th March 2013

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Facts & Figures

Name & Number20214 (D8314)
ClassBR, Class 20
Wheel ArrangementBo-Bo type 1
Built1967, English Electric Vulcan Foundry
Driving Wheels3′ 7″
Horse Power1000hp
Tractive Effort42,000lbs
Previous OwnersBritish Railways


The forerunner of a class of 228 units which were known as the Standard Type 1, or subsequently as BR Class 20. Some 128 locomotives were originally built with the early production runs from the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire.

Originally delivered to the North Eastern region of BR, 20214 has been based at a number of depots, including Toton in the Midlands, but served finally at Thornaby, from where the locomotive was acquired for use on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, where a major refurbishment project was started.

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