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Diesel Locomotives

Please note that for the purposes of this page, 'In service' is a general term indicating that the locomotives are not undergoing major repair and are normally available for service. They may not be in service on any specific day because of minor repairs, boiler washouts, not required, etc. Occasionally they may even be on short term loan elsewhere.

- WTG

In service

 

For details about upcoming diesel locomotive workings, visit the Weybourne Traction Group website

Class 20 - 20227

In service

 

Class 20, 20227 is visiting us for the summer season courtesy of the Class 20 Locomotive Society.

Class 25 - 25057

In service

 

Built in 1963 at Derby Works, class 25, D5207 is a Sulzer engined mixed traffic locomotive. This class of engine was a common sight right across the UK up until the 1980s.

D5207, now numbered 25057, was withdrawn by British Rail in 1987, and is now owned by the North Norfolk Railway. The engine is currently painted in BR blue livery, as carried in the engines latter years in service with BR.

Photograph copyright Alex Fowles.

Class 31 - D5631

In service

 

D5631 is a Brush type two locomotive, later class 31, built at Loughborough in 1960. The engines were designed, like the class 25, as mixed traffic locomotives, and were a regular site in East Anglia, with D5631 being allocated new to Norwich shed.

The engine was withdrawn in 2001, having been renumbered 31207, and preserved. The locomotive is now owned by the M&GN society, who have repainted the engine into the livery carried as built, BR green with white stripes

For more detailed information consult the 31207 page on the M&GN Society website.

Photograph copyright The Loco Club

Class 37 - D6732

In service

 

D6732 was built by English Electric in 1962, at the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows. The engine is known as an English Electric type 3, later class 37, D6732 becoming 37032. The locomotive was named Mirage in its later life, whilst based at Tinsley Depot.

The locomotive has recently undergone a heavy overhaul.

Photo Copyright Steve Allen

Class 03 - D2051

Stored out of service

 

D2051 was built in 1959 at Doncaster works for shunting and trip working. The engine, in later life, also worked at the Ford plant at Dagenham, before arriving at the NNR in 2000.

The locomotive is in a green livery, there are currently no plans to return this locomotive to service. D2051 is stored out of public viewing at Bridge Road Carriage Shed near to Holt station.

Photograph copyright Alex Fowles.

Class 03 - D2063

Undergoing repairs

 

D2063 was built at Doncaster in 1959 for shunting and trip working. The engine was based around the North Eastern Region, including York and Gateshead.

The engine was preserved, and arrived at the NNR in 2000, and is currently in BR blue livery with wasp stripes.

Photograph copyright Alex Fowles.

Class 04 - D2280

Stored out of service

 

D2280 was built at Doncaster in 1960, to a slightly different design to the class 03. The class were a regular sight on the docks of East Anglia, when fitted with cow catchers and side skirts, as well as depot pilots.

D2280 ended its days at the Ford plant in Dagenham, and has since been painted in black to cover the Ford yellow and blue livery. There are currently no plans to return this locomotive to service. D2280 is stored out of public viewing at Bridge Road Carriage Shed near to Holt station.

Photograph copyright John Durrant.

Class 08 - D3935

Undergoing major overhaul

 

D3935 is a class 08 diesel shunter, more powerful than the class 03/04s, they were designed to work in marshalling yards. They are one of the most successful designs of diesel, with over 100 still in service on the mainline today.

D3935 was built in 1961 at Horwich, and is currently in BR green livery with wasp stripes, the engine is currently undergoing a major overhaul to bring it back to life.

Photograph copyright Alex Fowles.

Class 08 - D3940

In service

 

D3940 is another class 08 locomotive, built in 1960 at Derby. The engine has spent time based at Colchester, and is now normally based at Sheringham. It has been restored to original green livery as built, with its original number D3940.

Photo copyright Alex Fowles.

Class 11 - 12131

In service

 

12131 is a class 11 locomotive, built at Darlington Works in 1952, it is similar to the class 08 design. The engine was based around March, Ely and Cambridge, before being sold to the National Coal Board, and moving to Snowdon Colliery in Kent.

The locomotive was preserved in 1982, and since then has been restored to BR black livery, and can normally be found as the Weybourne shed pilot.

Photograph copyright Alex Fowles.

Class 101 DMU - 101681

Undergoing major overhaul

 

Our class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) is formed of vehicles 51228 and 56062, the former being a Driving Motor Brake vehicle, whereas the latter is a Driving Trailer. The class were designed to replace steam hauled trains on branch lines with low passenger numbers.

The class 101s were built by Metropolitan-Cammell in Birmingham, and the final members of the class were withdrawn from local services around Manchester in 2003.

101681 has been restored to BR green livery, as carried when first introduced, the set is owned by the North Norfolk Railway.



Photograph copyright Alistair Barham.

Class 101 DMU - 101693

In service

 

Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) 101693 is formed of two vehicles 51192 and 56352, the former being a Driving Motor Brake vehicle, whereas the latter is a Driving Trailer. The class were designed to replace steam hauled trains on branch lines with low passenger numbers.

The class 101s were built by metropolitan-Cammell in Birmingham, and the final members of the class were withdrawn from local services around Manchester in 2003.

101693 has been restored to BR green livery with yellow panel, as carried in the 1960s. The set is owned by the National Railway Museum and is currently on long term loan to the North Norfolk Railway.

Photo copyright Chris Moxon

Diesel Railbus - 79960

Off site on loan

 

E79960 was built in Germany in 1958 by Waggon und Masshienenbau for British Railways. Five were ordered from Germany for branch lines where passenger numbers were extremely low. Most of the lines worked by the railbuses were closed as a result of the Beeching cuts, as a result, all the vehicles were withdrawn by the end of the 1960s.

The vehicle is currently used on some of our less busy services, as capacity is often lower than we need on some of our Summer trains! E79960 is currently in BR green livery with speed whiskers.

E79960 is currently on long term loan to the Ribble Railway at Preston

Photograph copyright Alex Fowles.

TRAMM - DR98801 David Pinkerton - Railway Engineer

In service

 

This is an ex-Balfour Beattie Track Renewal And Maintenance Machine (TRAMM), which is used by our Permanent Way (PW) and Signal & Telegraph (S&T) departments.

The vehicle has been named David Pinkerton Railway Engineer in memory of a member of the PW department.



Photograph copyright Alex Fowles.