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Information is up-to-date to September 2015

Class

03

Class Name

British Railways Shunter

Built

1958-62

Max Speed

28 mph

Engine

Gardner 8L3 204 hp

Weight

31 tonnes

Max TE

15,300 lb

Images for Class 03

LNER/BR Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 at Edinburgh Waverley Station
Date Photo Taken: 2015
Date Uploaded 25/01/2016
Image Owner/Copyright: Dave McLaren
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LNER/BR Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 'Tornado' at Edinburgh Waverley Station 2015

London & North Eastern Railway/British Railways Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 'Tornado' at Edinburgh Waverley Station in 2015

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Peppercorn Class A1 was a type of express passenger steam locomotive. Forty-nine original Peppercorn Class A1s were built to the design of Arthur Peppercorn (who was the last Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Eastern Railway) during the early British Railways era, but all were scrapped with the discontinuation of steam, with none of the original production run surviving into preservation. In 2008 a brand new 50th Peppercorn A1 locomotive, 60163 Tornado, was completed.

60163 Tornado is a mainline steam locomotive built in Darlington, England. Completed in 2008, Tornado was the first such locomotive built in the United Kingdom since Evening Star, the last steam locomotive built by British Railways in 1960. It is the only example of an LNER Peppercorn Class A1 locomotive in existence, the entirety of the original production batch having been scrapped without preservation. The locomotive's namesake is the Panavia Tornado, a combat aircraft flown by the Royal Air Force.

Construction of Tornado began in 1994, and was based at Darlington Works for most of the project, while numerous components such as the boiler were manufactured elsewhere. The project was financed through fundraising initiatives such as public donations and sponsorship deals; further funding came from hiring out Tornado itself for special rail services. Construction was completed in 2008, and full certification of the locomotive was achieved in January 2009. Having been designed with compliance to modern safety and certification standards, Tornado has been conducting passenger services on the UK rail network and on mainline-connected heritage railways since 2008.


LNER/BR Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 at Edinburgh Waverley Station
Date Photo Taken: 2015
Date Uploaded 25/01/2016
Image Owner/Copyright: Dave McLaren
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LNER/BR Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 'Tornado' at Edinburgh Waverley Station 2015

London & North Eastern Railway/British Railways Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 'Tornado' at Edinburgh Waverley Station in 2015

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Peppercorn Class A1 was a type of express passenger steam locomotive. Forty-nine original Peppercorn Class A1s were built to the design of Arthur Peppercorn (who was the last Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Eastern Railway) during the early British Railways era, but all were scrapped with the discontinuation of steam, with none of the original production run surviving into preservation. In 2008 a brand new 50th Peppercorn A1 locomotive, 60163 Tornado, was completed.

60163 Tornado is a mainline steam locomotive built in Darlington, England. Completed in 2008, Tornado was the first such locomotive built in the United Kingdom since Evening Star, the last steam locomotive built by British Railways in 1960. It is the only example of an LNER Peppercorn Class A1 locomotive in existence, the entirety of the original production batch having been scrapped without preservation. The locomotive's namesake is the Panavia Tornado, a combat aircraft flown by the Royal Air Force.

Construction of Tornado began in 1994, and was based at Darlington Works for most of the project, while numerous components such as the boiler were manufactured elsewhere. The project was financed through fundraising initiatives such as public donations and sponsorship deals; further funding came from hiring out Tornado itself for special rail services. Construction was completed in 2008, and full certification of the locomotive was achieved in January 2009. Having been designed with compliance to modern safety and certification standards, Tornado has been conducting passenger services on the UK rail network and on mainline-connected heritage railways since 2008.


BR Class 03 Shunter D2041 at Colne Valley Railway 2016
Date Photo Taken: 09/10/2016
Date Uploaded 01/11/2016
Image Owner/Copyright: Bryn Gibbons
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BR Class 03 Shunter D2041 at the Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex on on 9th October 2016. Built by Swindon Works on 13th April 1959, it was withdrawn from 75C Selhurst shed in February 1970 without receivind a TOPS number and is currently preserved


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