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Inverness - 04-07-2009 » 08788 soaks up the highland sunshine outside Lochgorm works. Photo by agcthoms
Class 08 are shunting locomotives, built by British Rail between 1955 and 1962, with English Electric engines and traction motors.
The decline of wagonload freight and locomotive hauled passenger trains, has seen their numbers fall and there are now only a few locations in Scotland where they still operate.
The 08 based at Inverness is for shunting coaching stock for the Caledonian Sleepers. The main duty is to haul the morning arrival from Euston out of the station. Drivers for the Inverness Shunting loco are provided by GBRf.
At Polmadie Class 08s are used for shunting Caledonian Sleepers stock and also for moving Class 334 units undergoing overhaul.
DBS use of class 08s at Mossend Yard ended in October 2016. The final loco was 08632. It remained at Mossend until sold in Janaury 2017.
|Number||Livery & Remarks||Location||Operator|
|08523||Blue, with grey cabsides. RMS logos.||Inverness Depot||Caledonian Sleepers|
|08472||Black with Wabtec logo||Edinburgh Craigentinny||East Coast|
|08596||Black with Wabtec logo||Edinburgh Craigentinny||East Coast|
|08730||Blue, white & green. Not numbered||Glasgow Works (Springburn)||Knorr-Bremse|
|08764||BR Blue, unbranded.||Polmadie||West Coast Traincare|
|08954||BR Blue, unbranded.||Polmadie||West Coast Traincare|
|08447||Lilac with Russell logos||Hillington (Deanside). OOU.||Russell Group|
There are three Class 08s on preserved railways
D3059 / 08046 / Caledonian Railway, Brechin
D3558 / 08443 / Boness and Kinneil Railway
D3605 / 08490 / Strathspey Railway
Two of the earlier LMS design BR Class 11 locos are also preserved in Scotland:
12052 / Caledonian Railway, Brechin
12093 / Caledonian Railway, Brechin