Sunday, 2 July 2017

Class 09018 D4106 Shunter Lives On at Bluebell Railway

Black and White Photo of Class 09018 Diesel Shunter Locomotive Stands On Sidings Close To Dover Marine Station in the 1990's
Class 09018 Shunter at Dover              Photo: Charles Moorhen

Diesel Electric Shunter Locomotive 0-6-0 Class 09018 - original number D4106 - one of a class of 26, photographed as the sun is about to set on sidings close to Dover Marine Station (now a cruise liner terminal).  


Little shunters such as this, a variant of the Class 08, were built between 1959 and 1962 at the British Railways' Darlington Works.

The locomotive above was used for general shunting duties in the Dover area during the years of Channel Tunnel Construction.

The angle of the photograph is a bit odd as I had to get between the 09 and another train which was directly behind me, thereby severely restricting how I used the camera. Nowadays, Health and Safety would have had a fit if they'd seen me getting this photograph.

Unlike many ex-British Railways locomotives, 09018 escaped the fate of the scrapyard cutting torch.  

After a number of years it was eventually purchased by the Harry Needle Railroad Company who, in 2012, sold it to the Bluebell Railway in Sussex where it now resides working on the heritage railway.





D4106 (09018) on sidings at the Bluebell Railway






Here is a rolling stock 'QuickFinder ' for all Steam/Diesel Locomotives - Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) - Electric Multiple Units (EMU) to be found across the 'Along These Tracksblog pages.


Steam Locomotives:
30075   30517   34016   60163   71000


Diesel Locomotives:
08466   08909   09018   20107   20311   20314   31168   31288   31305   31462   31467
43151   57307   60017   66005   66013   66086   66237   66502   66765   67006   67013   66017  67026   66717   66729   66731   66738


Diesel Multiple Units:
153364   153366   153370  156411  165006   172344   220006   220010   220018   220028   222002   222015


Electric Multiple Units:

310086   317327   323214   350120   350250   390128   450108   


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