Class 01 Profile and Models

Class 01

D2956 at the East Lancashire Railway in March 2008. ©David Mylett

The British Rail Class 01 diesel locomotive was a short wheelbase 0-4-0 diesel-mechanical design intended for use in areas with tight curves and limited clearance. Four examples were built by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co of Kilmarnock (Scotland) in 1956. A fifth locomotive with detail differences was built in 1958 for departmental use at Peterborough Permanent Way Depot. The locomotives were very versatile, despite having only 153 horsepower (114 kW) available, and were small enough to operate on any railway on the BR standard gauge network — except for the small problem that they were limited to 14.25miles per hour (22.9 km/h). For a fleet of just five locomotives, they were also very reliable, although Stratford Docks, where they originally worked, was not noted for creating very hard labour. Two pre-TOPS members survive in preservation.

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive



Andrew Barclay & Sons

Build Dates

1956 to 1958

Total Built


Tractive Effort

12,750 lbf

Power Output

153 hp

Top Speed

14.25 mph

Wheel Configuration


Operated By

British Railways

Main Duties


In Service Until


Surviving Examples



Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
O Gauge (1:43 Scale) RJH No image available Requires assembly Not set RJH47
Class 47 Locomotive Kit Awaiting Categorisation