Although this locomotive has 6 wheels it should not be referred to as a 0-6-0 because it does not have side rods. The correct term for it wheel arrangement is 6wDH, as it has cardan shafts driving each axle. The loco has a naturally aspirated Rolls-Royce DV8N V8, 445 horse power diesel engine, and has a hydraulic transmission. It is fitted with train brakes, suitable for hauling air braked stock.
The name L J Breeze comes from a former Rolls-Royce and Thomas Hill employee Les Breeze. He started work at Sentinel Shrewsbury. There he was test house engineer and then a Commissioning Engineer for Sentinel diesels. He went over to Thomas Hill when loco production transferred to Kilnhurst in 1971. There he continued as Commissioning Engineer, delivering and driver training on new deliveries throughout the UK, and in between writing the technical manuals. He was very knowledgeable about the locos and this led him to being a sort of guru type figure within the company.
We are very grateful to Bombardier Transportation for this generous donation.
|Class or Type:||Steelman||Works No:||10275|
|Weight:||52 T||Running No:|
|Brake Type:||Air||Operational Status:||Operational|