|Built:||1961 English Electric, Robert|
|Stephenson & Hawthorns Ltd|
|Works No:||EE/RSH 2993/8245 1961|
|Entered Traffic:||26th September 1961|
|Power Unit:||English Electric 8SVT MkII|
|Electrical Equipment:||English Electric|
|Power Output:||1000 HP||Weight:||72 Tons|
|Maximum Speed:||75 MPH||Length:||46' 9½"|
|Train Brakes:||Vacuum and Air||Height:||12' 8"|
|Train Heating:||None||Width:||8' 9"|
20087 arrived at the ELR in 1999, sporting 'Canton TMD' on both bufferbeams. The loco had been used there as a testbed for remote control systems which were later installed on Class 08 shunters by the Canton team.
The '20' was restored to running order in 2000 and ran in BR Green as D8087 until withdrawal 2004 for engine and bodywork repairs. It returned in 2007 in standard BR Blue livery. The loco has been improved steadily over the years becoming a much stronger and more reliable performer.
20087 proved very popular along with four other locos which visited the Mid Hants Railway's diesel gala during April 2013.
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