D2072, Class 3 (BR)

4th March 2013

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Facts & Figures

Name & NumberD2072 (03072)
ClassBR Class 3
Wheel Arrangement0-6-0DM
Built1959, Doncaster
Driving Wheels3′ 7″
Horse Power204hp
Tractive Effort15,650lbs
Previous OwnersBritish Railways


Designed as a small shunter, the Class 3 fleet comprised some 230 locomotives, built at the British Railways Swindon workshops of the Western Region between 1957 and 1962.
These locomotives were mainly used for light duties at Carriage depots and as station pilots, but with the reduction in need for shunting, most had been withdrawn, scrapped or sold to private buyers by the early 1990’s.

British Railways number 03072 (D2072) was purchased from Darlington Motive Power Depot in September 1981. It belongs to the same class as D2117 and is identical in almost every detail.

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