'D2899'

D2899 at Glyn

Above: 'D2899' sits at Glyndyfrdwy, awaiting repairs to its traction motor. (John Joyce)

One of a numerous class of small shunters built by the Yorkshire Engine Company, this engine spent much of its working life at Castle Cement in Penyffordd, near Wrexham. [anybody know any more?]

After arrival at Llangollen, it was discovered that the traction motor had suffered flash-over damage. A repair was effected, and the loco was painted up in BR black during 1995 with fictitious number D2899 - which would have been a class 02 0-4-0 diesel-hydraulic, had it existed. After a spell as Glyndyfrdwy station pilot, the traction motor suffered a recurrence of the flashover, sidelining it once more.

At the time of writing, more permanent repairs to the traction motor are awaited.

General Info

(any additional info welcome)

Built

Yorkshire Engine Co.

Works no.

2854

Engine

Rolls-Royce C6SFL of 200hp

Transmission

Electric - ??? axle-hung traction motor

Tractive Effort

???lbf

Wheels

0-4-0

Weight

???t

Max Speed

???mph

Train Brakes

None

Train Heat

None

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