This list is for the various diesels seen in security positions throughout The Dark Railway Series.
The Radstock Security DieselsEdit
In 1960, Dave, Brian, Raymond, and Sir Edgar Woolwinder came to Radstock on the Somerset and Dorset Railway to obtain some wagons for Theo and Otto. To lure the initial two security diesels away, Edgar gave them some fuel spiked with alcohol, intoxicating the shunters and allowing them to be moved.
As they tried to leave, several other diesels emerged from further up the line. They chased the engines back to Templecombe, where Brian and Edgar stopped and shunted some trucks in front of the diesels, causing them to derail.
The two security shunters are painted in Railfreight grey and Nederlandse Spoorwegen yellow and grey respectively. The main diesels are painted in a mixture of British Railways two-tone green and BR green with small yellow warning panels and Railfreight grey with full yellow warning panels.
The security shunters are based on a British Railways Class 08 0-6-0 and a Nederlandse Spoorwegen Class 600 0-6-0 respectively. The remaining diesels are based on a mixture of British Railways Class 37 Co-Cos, Class 47 Co-Cos, and Class 55 Co-Cos.
The Dark Railway SeriesEdit
- The Road to Radstock is set in 1960, but the Class 55s were not built until 1961, and no Class 47 other than Raymond existed before 1962.
The Bank Security DieselsEdit
After Brian's application for a loan at the bank was rejected, he, Dave, and Raymond hatched a plan to steal the money from the bank. Raymond approached two diesels guarding the entrance to the bank and overheated his engine, knocking the shunters out with the fumes. Unfortunately for the three engines, more security diesels arrived before they could get away and apprehended the trio, sending them to a prison for two years.
The bank security diesels are all painted in Mainline Freight blue livery.
The bank security diesels are all based on British Railways Class 09 0-6-0 shunters.
The Dark Railway SeriesEdit
- The diesels are all wearing Mainline blue livery, but Mainline Freight did not exist until 1994, and the specials take place at some point in the 1960s.
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|Dan • The Security Diesels • Eraslayer • Howard • The Works Shunter • The Works Diesel • Rodney • Paul • Mirrlees • Jason • Glendarroch • 33103 • Clyde • Clarence|