LMS diesel shunter 7053

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LMS 7053
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-mechanical
BuilderHunslet Engine Company
Build date1934
Total produced1
 • Whyte0-6-0DM
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter3 ft 4 in (1.016 m)
Wheelbase9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
Length25 ft 0 34 in (7.64 m)
Width8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
Height12 ft 0 78 in (3.68 m)
Loco weight25.4 long tons (25.8 t)
Fuel capacity100 imp gal (450 l; 120 US gal)
Prime moverBrotherhood-Ricardo
RZ5 6-cyl
TransmissionDavid Brown & Sons
Train heatingNone
Loco brakeAir
Train brakesNone
Performance figures
Maximum speed13 34 mph (22.1 km/h)
Power output150 hp (112 kW)
at 1200 rpm
Tractive effortMax: 12,375 lbf (55.0 kN)
  • LMS 7053
  • WD 23
WithdrawnSee text

LMS diesel shunter 7053 carried its original number of 7403 only within the Hunslet Engine Company's works, and was delivered as LMS number 7053. It was of almost exactly the same size and shape as LMS diesel shunter 7052, but had different internal fittings. It was loaned to the War Department between 1939-1942, which numbered it 23. Immediately upon return to the LMS, in December 1942, it was withdrawn from stock and sold back to Hunslet. No further use was found for it and it was eventually dismantled during the mid-1950s.


  • Rowledge, J.W.P. (1975). Engines of the LMS built 1923–51. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Company. ISBN 0-902888-59-5.

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