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British Rail Class 09 D3666 Buckfastleigh 17-4-06 | by Richie B.
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British Rail Class 09 D3666 Buckfastleigh 17-4-06

Awaiting a bottom-end overhaul at Buckfastleigh is British Rail Class 09 shunter D3666, formerly 09002. Between 1959 and 1962, a total of twenty-five of the type were churned out from Darlington and Horwich Works, all destined for work on the Southern Region. They had revised gearing to allow a top speed of 27 MPH to be reached, compared to the 15 MPH of the 08 shunter from which they were derived, making them ideal for branch line freight workings, where the heavier main line diesels did not have route availability.

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Taken on April 17, 2006