Locomotive Class

Class 06

Class 06 Class: Class 06
Type: Diesel-Mechanical
Designer: Andrew Barclay
Weight: 36 tons
Purpose: Shunting

Information: The small TOPS designated Class 06 diesel mechanical locomotives with a short wheelbase 0-4-0 wheel arrangement were developed by Andrew Barclay Sons and Co. used primarily as shunters on the Scottish Region of British Railways.

Details: Between 1958 and 1960 a total of 35 of these small shunters were constructed for use on the Scottish Region of British Railways. Their diminutive size did not restrict them to shunting duties and if required, they could be relied on for hauling local traffic on short-haul routes.
The locomotives 7-0 wheel base provided high axle load traction and with the 204-BHP diesel mechanical transmission made for a powerful combination and made them versatile performers. Top speed was geared for 23-MPH. The distinctive hump located on the upper bonnet in front of the cab, was in fact the fuel tank. Two variants of the design were built; one had three rear cab windows and the other only two.
In early days the shunters were painted in coach stock BR green livery. By the late 1960s remaining class members were painted in Corporate blue livery.
The requirement for shunting locomotives was drastically reduced by the late 1960s and with many Class 08s available the Class 06s became expendable. The majority were withdrawn in 1968 with only ten members surviving to receive their TOPS numbers during 1974. One of these, 06 003 survived after being transferred to Departmental duties in the Reading area until 1981, at which time she was withdrawn and subsequently preserved.

John Faulkner

Class 06 Releases (15)

MODEL NO. LIVERY
CEGB 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive
Released: 1991 1992 1993
4 Private Owner Diesel Locomotive
Class 06 Diesel Electric Shunter
Released: 2005 2006
06003 B.R. Blue
Class 06 Diesel Mechanical Shunter
Released: 2000 2001
06003 B.R. Railfreight 2-Tone Grey
Class 06 Diesel Mechanical Shunter - Barclay
Released: 1995 1996
D2424 B.R. Green
Class 06 Diesel Shunter
Released: 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
D2907 B.R. Green
Class 06 Diesel Shunter
Released: 1997 1998
06008 B.R. Maintenance
Class 06 Diesel Shunter
Released: 2008r 2009r 2010r
06003 B.R. Blue
Class 06 Diesel Shunter
Released: 2011r
06008 B.R. Blue
Class 06 Diesel Shunter
Released: 2007 2008 2009 2010
06008 B.R. Blue
Class 06 Diesel Shunter - Barclay
Released: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
06005 B.R. Blue
Class 06 Diesel Shunter - Barclay
Released: 1987 1988 1989
D2428 B.R. Green
ECC Quarries Diesel Mechanical Shunter
Released: 1997 1998 1999
8 Private Owner Diesel Locomotive
Horne Paper 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive
Released: 1995 1996 1997
A5 Private Owner Diesel Locomotive
Redland 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive
Released: 1993 1994
06 Private Owner Diesel Locomotive
Tilbury Refineries 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive
Released: 1991 1992 1993
302 Private Owner Diesel Locomotive

Class 06 Images (15)

CEGB 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive
CEGB 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive 4

Class 06 Diesel Electric Shunter
Class 06 Diesel Electric Shunter 06003

Class 06 Diesel Mechanical Shunter
Class 06 Diesel Mechanical Shunter 06003

Class 06 Diesel Mechanical Shunter - Barclay
Class 06 Diesel Mechanical Shunter - Barclay D2424

Class 06 Diesel Shunter
Class 06 Diesel Shunter D2907

Class 06 Diesel Shunter
Class 06 Diesel Shunter 06008

Class 06 Diesel Shunter
Class 06 Diesel Shunter 06003

Class 06 Diesel Shunter
Class 06 Diesel Shunter 06008

Class 06 Diesel Shunter
Class 06 Diesel Shunter 06008

Class 06 Diesel Shunter - Barclay
Class 06 Diesel Shunter - Barclay 06005

Class 06 Diesel Shunter - Barclay
Class 06 Diesel Shunter - Barclay D2428

ECC Quarries Diesel Mechanical Shunter
ECC Quarries Diesel Mechanical Shunter 8

Horne Paper 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive
Horne Paper 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive A5

Redland 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive
Redland 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive 06

Tilbury Refineries 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive
Tilbury Refineries 0-4-0 Diesel Locomotive 302


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