Class 05 Profile and Models

Class 05

D2554 at Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, in September 2017. ©Foulger Rail Photos

The British Rail Class 05 is a class of 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunters built by Hunslet Engine Company from 1955 to 1961. They were used on the Eastern and Scottish Regions of British Railways. Most were withdrawn early (due to a surplus of shunting locomotives, resulting from the network cuts of the 1960s) and replaced by classes 03 and 04, with the exception of D2554, which was transferred to the Isle of Wight, in 1966, to aid the electrification of the Island Line. Owing to its apparent suitability for working on the island, it was retained in working order and given the TOPS number 05001. It was transferred to departmental stock in 1981, being given the number 97803, and remained in service until 1985, when it was withdrawn and sold to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Four class 05 locomotives have been preserved.

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive



Hunslet Engine Co

Build Dates

1955 to 1961

Total Built


Tractive Effort

14,500 lbf

Power Output

204 hp

Top Speed

18 mph

Wheel Configuration


Operated By

British Railways

Main Duties

Shunting & Short Trip Workings

In Service Until


Surviving Examples



Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Silver Fox No image available Requires assembly Not set HU05SF
Class 05 Hunslet Shunter resin body kit Awaiting Categorisation
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Silver Fox KB161 Class 05 shunter D2550 in BR black - Silver fox kit on Bachmann Chassis RTR/RTUse/Pre-assembled Not set KB161
Class 05 shunter D2550 in BR black - Silver fox kit on Bachmann Chassis BR plain black