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LMS diesel shunters 7059-7068

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LMS diesel shunters 7059–7068 were 0-6-0 diesel-electric shunters built by Armstrong Whitworth in 1936. Maker's numbers D54-D63. The diesel engine was an Armstrong-Sulzer 6LTD22 of 350 bhp at 875 rpm (400 bhp at 1,000 rpm on overload). There was a single Crompton Parkinson traction motor with a rating of 231 hp (continuous) or 358 hp (one hour). Final drive was by double reduction gears of 11.1:1 ratio and jackshafts. These locomotives were similar in appearance to LMS 7080–7119 (which became British Rail Class D3/7) although the internal equipment was different. They started work in 1936 and were allocated to Crewe South (7059–7063) and Kingmoor (7064–7068). War Department use All ten locomotives were requisitioned by the War Department in 1940–1941 and some were sent abroad to France, the Netherlands, Belgium or Egypt. The four sent to Egypt were numbered MEF19–MEF22 (MEF = Middle East Forces) but, in 1944, they were re-numbered 70019–70022. The other
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