However all were withdrawn in 1966-68 along with hundreds of other surplus to requirements shunters except a couple which went into departmental service.
|Builder:||Hunslet Engine Co.|
|Engine:||Gardner CLP 8L3 diesel|
|Power:||204 hp (152 kW)|
One of these was sent to the Isle of Wight to run engineering trains on the newly electrified Island Line. It arrived in 1966 and became the last survivor of the class on BR metals (and indeed any Hunslet loco) serving until 1984 and gaining TOPS numbers. It was replaced by a Class 03 following gearbox problems - though has been preserved by the Isle of Wight Steam Railway . Four Class 05s in total have been preserved .
|Two views of D2587 preserved at the Heritage Shunters Trust, Rowsley South|
 Haresnape p. 48
 R.J. Maycock & R. Silsbury, The Isle of Wight Railways from 1923 Onwards (Oakwood Press, 2006) p. 256
 Heritage Shunters Trust Stock List p. 8