British Rail Class D2/11

class of 1 (5 built) 200hp diesel-electric shunting locomotives

In 1958 Brush Traction Ltd and Beyer Peacock co-operated to produce five prototype diesel-electric shunting locomotives of 0-4-0 wheel arrangement. They were intended to demonstrate a new generation of diesel shunters for industrial and mainline use. Two were loaned to British Railways for trials, and one was subsequently purchased by BR. However no large scale orders resulted from these demonstrators.

British Rail Class D2/11
D2999 on display at the Middleton Railway
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderBrush Traction and Beyer, Peacock & Co.
Serial numberBrush: 99–103;
BP: 7857, 7861, 7858–7860
Build date1960
Total produced5
 • Whyte0-4-0 DE
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Wheel diameter3 ft 6 in (1.067 m)
Loco weight29.90 long tons (30.38 t)
Prime moverPetter-McLaren LE6 or
National M4AAV6
Traction motorsBrush
MU workingNot fitted
Train heatingNone
Train brakesNone
Performance figures
Top speed18 mph (29 km/h)
Power outputEngine: = 180 bhp (134 kW) or
200 bhp (149 kW)
Tractive effort19,200 lbf (85.4 kN)
Railroad(s)British Railways
Number in class1
NumberD2999 (bought); D9998 (loaned)
Axle load classRoute availability 2
RetiredD2999: October 1967
DispositionD2999 preserved
D2998 scrapped