Experimental Prototype English Electric Diesel Electric 0-6-0 Shunter No. D0226 ‘Vulcan' stands outside the engine shed at Haworth on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway on 4th September 2023. Built in 1957 the loco was capable of 35mph. The design was made for shunting and transfer work between yards and stations. Given to British Railways and extensively tested at locations all round England at places like, Liverpool, Doncaster, Stratford (London) and Bristol and also tried as a banking engines at Gunhouse Incline near Scunthorpe. British Railways had the use of No. D0226 for three years during which it clocked up 38,000 miles. It soon became apparent however, that the designs were flawed, the engine was too powerful for usual shunting duties and not versatile enough for any other useful work.
David Lawrence       


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