|Engine:||Gardner 6L3 diesel|
|Power:||153 hp (114 kW)|
Naturally such a small class of locomotive was doomed as the 1960s came to an end amid British Rail's determination to rationalise its locomotive fleet. However 2 of the class had an unlikely reprieve. Their small size meant they were suitable for use on the quarry breakwater tramway in Holyhead . The 2 locomotives survived until 1982 and lasted long enough to carry TOPS numbers as 01 001 and 01 002.
Ironically though these 2 locomotives were scrapped and 2 of the other 3 which were withdrawn in the late 1960s ended up preserved after first being sold for industrial use.
Note: The Class 01 code has been reused in recent years for privately owned shunters that operate on National Rail metals as Class 01/5. These will be examined separately.
|Four views of D2953 preserved at the Heritage Shunters Trust|
 Paul Smith & Shirley Smith, British Rail Departmental Locomotives 1948-1968 (Ian Allan, 2014) p. 25
 Rex Kennedy, Diesels & Electrics on Shed: Volume 1 - London Midland Region (Oxford Publishing, 1979) p. 66