News and Information
10th November 2013
Work continues on D7029 as and when time allows, we hope to have a more detailed report for the New Year.
9th April 2013
A new archive photo added courtesy of Dave Hird, showing D7029 at the old Reading Gas Works site. Click here for a closer look.
D7029 currently resides at Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway where long term work continues on the locomotive. The loco moved from Old Oak Common in August 2005 and, although no date for a return to traffic is currently being quoted, there are a small number of dedicated volunteers who are determined that D7029 will once again become a working member of the DTG fleet.
D7029 is one of four preserved 'Hymek' locomotives from the original 101 built for BR by Beyer Peacock.
Based at the Severn Valley Railway, D7029 is undergoing restoration having been out of service since 1987.
More details on D7029's history can be accessed via the links panel to the left.
|Power Unit||Bristol Siddeley Maybach MD870|
|Power Output||1,700hp at 1,500 RPM|
|Tractive Effort||46,600 lbf Maximum|
|Transmission||Stone-Maybach Mekydro K184u|
|Max Speed||90 MPH|
|Train Brake||Vacuum Only|
|Train Heat||Steam heat boiler|