News and Information
29th July 2014
D821 has been roaded from Bishops Lydeard to Old Oak Common and will now undergo an extensive exam, to identify and prioritise the work required to bring D821 back to full working order. Click here for photos.
D821 appeared with D1015 at the West Somerset Railway's Mixed Traction weekend 6th - 8th June Click here for photos.
Following this successful weekend D821 will now be taken out of traffic for essential repairs.
D821 is one of the two preserved Warship locomotives from the original 38 built by BR at Swindon Works. Sadly none of the 33 built by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow were saved for preservation.
'Greyhound' is based on the Severn Valley Railway and is used throughout the running season, at diesel events and is available for driver experience.
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|Power Unit||Bristol Siddeley Maybach MD650 x 2|
|Power Output||1,135hp at 1,530 RPM x 2|
|Tractive Effort||48,200 lbf Maximum|
|Transmission||Hydraulic Mekydro K104u, 4-speed|
|Max Speed||90 MPH|
|Train Brake||Vacuum Only|
|Train Heat||Steam heat boiler|
|(currently removed, out of use)|