12 later conversions from Class 08
1992-93 (09/1 and 09/2 conversions)
09/1 and 09/2 conversions by RFS Kilnhurst
|Engine:||English Electric 6KT|
|Power:||400 hp (268 kW)|
In the early 1990s 12 more Class 09s were built from 08s, though these 09/1s and 09/2s, lack the high-level air brake connections (the original locomotives became 09/0). The main difference between the 2 later sub-classes is that the 09/1 has an 110v electrical equipment and the 09/2 90v.
Although the Class 09s spent most of their time on shunting duties there were the odd occasions they were used for passenger duties such as deputising for a Class 33 on Clapham Junction-Kensington Olympia services! The 09s originally were largely restricted to Southern Region but in the privatised era they can be found much wider afield. Ten have been preserved.
|D4100 (09 012) at Kidderminster SVR|
|09 017 is the NRM York's shunter|
 Brian Haresnape, Diesel Shunters (Ian Allan, 1984) p. 71
 Colin J. Marsden, Traction Recognition (Second Edition) (Ian Allan, 2008) p. 12