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These were introduced in 1964.Unfortunately the work they were designed for disappeared shortly afterwards and all were withdrawn from BR usage and sold to Industry by around 1968.A solid 0-6-0 shunter that has lasted well and out of 56 built 19 have made it into preservation all over the country.
I wouldn't want to throw one of these 'teddy-bears' out of my pram! Here 2 of these loco's D9520 with resident D9528 ease round the corner into their booked stop at Washford on the West Somerset Railway during a Diesel-Gala there. Note leading engine (9528) is wearing a sticker recalling the use of this class as an Industrial Shunter at Westbury Cement Works after being made redundant by BR in the late-sixties.