Diesel Locomotives

Diesel Locomotives

As Pannier tanks were phased out, and diesel replaced steam across the British rail networks, the BR Class 14 locomotives found their niche in the Forest of Dean. While their working lives were short, as their intended work dried up shortly after introduction, many of them survived into preservation after having been sold into industrial work. Today, the DFR is home to two Class 14s, as well as a mixture of other mainline and industrial engines.

 

Operational
BR Class 14 no. D9521

Built: 1964
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0
Weight: 49t
Max Tractive Effort: 30,910 lb/f
Owner: D9521 Locomotive Group

BR Class 08 no. D3937 ‘Gladys’

Built: 1960
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0
Weight: 50t
Max Tractive Effort: 35,000 lb/f
Owner: Dean Forest Diesel Association

a train on a railroad track
BR Class 08 no. 08238 ‘Charlie’

Built: 1956
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0
Weight: 50t
Max Tractive Effort: 35,000 lb/f
Owner: Dean Forest Diesel Association

Image credit: P Bayliss

a train that is sitting on a track
Hunslet no. 5622  ‘Don Corbett’

Built:
Wheel Arrangement: 0-4-0
Weight:
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Owner: DFR

Image credit: A Williams

a yellow and black truck sitting on the train tracks
Under Overhaul 
BR Class 31 no. 31210

Built: 1960
Wheel Arrangement: Co-Co
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BR Class 31 no. 31466

Built: 1959
Wheel Arrangement: Co-Co
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BR Class 37 no. 37308

Built: 1965
Wheel Arrangement: Co-Co
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Hunslet no. 6688 ‘Salty’

Built: 1968
Wheel Arrangement: 0-4-0
Weight:
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Owner: D9521 Locomotive Group

Hibberd no. 3947 ‘Planet’

Built: 1960
Wheel Arrangement: 0-4-0 DM
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Awaiting Overhaul / Stored
BR Class 14 no. D9555

Built: 1965
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0
Weight: 49t
Max Tractive Effort: 30,910 lb/f
Owner: Privately Owned

BR Class 31 no. 31235

Built: 1960
Wheel Arrangement: Co-Co
Weight:
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Owner: Dean Forest Diesel Association

Fowler no. 4210127

Built:
Wheel Arrangement: 0-4-0DM
Weight:
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Owner: Dean Forest Diesel Association