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The BR Class 09 is a shunting locomotive formerly used by British Railway. These locomotives have now been retired with only 10 of the locomotives being preserved.

History Edit

Produced between 1959 and 1962, the BR Class 09 was used in service on the Southern Region of British Rail primarily on shunting duties, however, they were occasionally used as stand-in locos for passenger services. Some locos such as D4107 were originally allocated to other places before being transferred to the Southern Region.

Preservations Edit

D4107 Edit

D4107 was originally allocated to Carlisle's Upperby and Kingmoor yards before being reallocated to Hither Green in London in 1968 before moving again to Ashford a year later. Whilst D4107 is the only advertised Class 09 in the West Somerset Railway, all 10 preserved examples of the locomotive are featured in BR Green livery.

The Class 09 was not designed for long passenger services such as those on heritage railways including the WSR. As the route has steep gradients in some areas, the Class 09 struggles to reach maximum speed in certain parts of the route, achieving only 15 mph on the steepest sections.

West Somerset Railway
Locomotives BR Class 09 - BR Class 47
Rolling Stock BR Mk1
Locations Minehead - Bishops Lydeard
Operators West Somerset Railway
Tutorials Class 47 Introduction - Class 09 Introduction
Scenarios Preparation Work - To the Beach - Minehead Shunter Part 1 - Minehead Shunter Part 2 - Land Cruise - Finishing Up
DLC BR Class 33 - BR Class 52
British Locomotives and Multiple Units
Diesel Locomotives BR Class 08 - BR Class 09 - BR Class 33 - BR Class 37 - BR Class 40 - BR Class 43 - BR Class 45 - BR Class 47 - BR Class 52 - BR Class 66
Diesel Multiple Units BR Class 101 - BR Class 166