| BRBritish Rail or British Railways Class 08 08896
08896 at Kidderminster May 2017
|| BRBritish Rail or British Railways Horwich Works
|| Diesel Electrical
|| For parts retrieval
|| BRBritish Rail or British Railways
|| Class 08
||Withdrawn by BRBritish Rail or British Railways
||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway
|| 29ft 3in
08896 is an 0-6-0 Class 08 350hp diesel electric shunting locomotive. As the standard BRBritish Rail or British Railways
general-purpose diesel shunter, the Class 08 became the most numerous of any British locomotive class with 996 built between 1952 and 1962.
08896 in main line service
08896 was built at Horwich Works and entered BRBritish Rail or British Railways
service as D4126 in April 1962 at Ebbw Junction (Newport), moving to Landore in May 1969. In June 1974 D4126 became No 08896 under the TOPSTotal Operations Processing System, an American computer system adopted by BR from the late 1960s to number and manage rolling stock.
numbering scheme, being withdrawn from service in February 2004.
08896 in preservation
08896 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway
in late 2009. The SVRSevern Valley Railway
web site shows a status of “For parts retrieval at Kidderminster”.
- ↑ BRDatabase website
- ↑ SVR "Meet The Loco" web page