31-368DS DCC SOUND Class 03 03026 BR Blue Shunter Loco. Brand new model from our new Yorkshire Model Railway shop. Optional buffer-beam in-fill plate to cover the NEM coupling pocket when not in use. The Class 03 diesel shunters were introduced in 1957 and were one of BR's most successful smaller 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunters.
Initially, allocation was spread around all regions except Scottish. The Class 03 locomotives survived to work over some lines with limited weight restrictions.
The locomotives weighed 30 tonnes, as opposed to the 48 tons of Class 08. They were progressively withdrawn from 1968 onwards, with two examples on the Isle of Wight lasting until 1993. In 1998, one of the Isle of Wight locos, No.03 179, was re-instated into service by the West Anglia Great Northern Railway Company (WAGN) for service at their Hornsey depot. This remains the last operational Class 03 locomotive on the network. Over 50 locomotives have been preserved. This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Locomotives". The seller is "kjb-models" and is located in this country: GB.
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