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QUEENSLAND RAILWAYS

 

Today the Queensland Railways operate a modern fleet of high-power, 1067mm gauge, diesel and electric locomotives to move large tonnages across the state. Brad Peadon has compiled this listing of locos in use in Queensland.

DH29 photo
DH29 sits outside the workshops of the Bundaberg Foundry in 1996 awaiting conversion to 610mm gauge. This loco was one of 32 DH class locos purchased by various Queensland sugar mills for use on their cane lines. The 73 DH class (465hp Caterpillar powered diesel hydraulic locos) were built by Walkers Ltd of Maryborough Queensland and all were in service by 1974. Today only DH72 and DH73 remain in service, the remainder having been sold or leased to other operators.

1620 photo
1620 hauls a tour train on the Yeppoon branch in October 1996. This loco was one of 34 862hp units built by English Electric for the Queensland Railways in 1968/69. Withdrawals commenced in 1983 when 1624 was written off after an accident. In 1995 6 members of this class were sold to the Phillipines and in December of that year the last remaining members were withdrawn. 1650 has been preserved.
 

1515 photo
1515/1530 haul an up ballast train through Rockhampton. 29 1500hp locos, based on the EMD 12-545E engine, were built by Clyde for the Queensland Railways and all were in service by August 1969. Today 25 remain in service and 1 has been sold to New Zealand.


QEENSLAND RAILWAYS LOCOMOTIVE LISTING
DEISEL

Class Builder Power
Metric (Imperial)
Unit Numbers Notes
1502 Clyde/EMD 1119kW (1500hp) 1503-1507, 1509-1520, 1523-1530  
1550 Clyde/EMD 1119kW (1500hp) 1550-1561, 1563-1566, 1568-1576  
1700 Clyde/EMD 653kW (875hp) 1700-1702, 1704, 1707-1711  
1720 Clyde/EMD 745kW (1000hp) 1720-1775  
2100 Clyde/EMD 1492kW (2000hp) 2100-2123  
2130 Clyde/EMD 1491kW (2000hp) 2130-2140  
2141 Clyde/EMD 1491kW (2000hp) 2141-2148  
2150 Clyde/EMD 1491kW (2000hp) 2150-2163  
2170 Clyde/EMD 1491kW (2000hp) 2170-2174, 2176-2186, 2188-2214 2176 is fitted with
an extended cab
2300 Clyde/EMD not available 2301 ex 1564 - power rating thought to be 1491kW (2000hp)
2400 Clyde/EMD 1119kW (1500hp) 2400-2423  
2450 Clyde/EMD 1119kW (1500hp) 2450-2466  
2470 Clyde/EMD 1119kW (1500hp) 2470-2507 2491 converted to
driver only operation
2600 Goninan/GE 1640kW (2200hp 2600-2612 2600 converted to
driver only operation
DH Walkers 347kW (465hp) DH72, DH73 diesel-hydraulic
DL Ipswich Railway
Workshops
114kW (153hp) DL4 diesel-mechanical

 

2213 photo
2213and 1465 combine to haul a down grain north from Bundaberg.

 

QEENSLAND RAILWAYS LOCOMOTIVE LISTING
ELECTRIC

Class Builder Power
Metric (Imperial)
Unit Numbers Notes
3100 Comeng/Hitachi 2900kW (3890hp) 3101-3104, 3108, 3112, 3116, 3120, 3124, 3128, 3132, 3136, 3140, 3144, 3148, 3152, 3156, 3160, 3164, 3168 Locotrol command units
3200 Comeng/Hitachi 2900kW (3890hp) 3205-3207, 3209-3211, 3213-3215, 3217-3219, 3221-3223, 3225-3227, 3229-3231, 3233-3235, 3237-3239, 3241-3243, 3245-3247, 3249-3251, 3253-3255, 3257-3259, 3261-3263, 3265, 3266, 3269-3278, 3280, 3281, 3283-3286 Locotrol receiving units
3300 Clyde/Hitachi 2970kW (3890hp) 3301-3304, 3316-3318 Locotrol command units
3400 Clyde/Hitachi 2970kW (3890hp) 3405-3415, 3419-3422 Locotrol receiving units
3500 Clyde/ASEA 2900kW (3890hp)> 3501-3504, 3508, 3512, 3516, 3520, 3524, 3528, 3532, 3536, 3540, 3544, 35465, 3547, 3548, 3549, 3550 Locotrol command units
3600 Clyde/ASEA 2900kW (3890hp) 3605-3607, 3609-3611, 3613-3615, 3617-3619, 3621-3623, 3625-3627, 3629-3631, 3633-3635, 3637-3639, 3641-3643, 3645 Locotrol receiving units
3900 Clyde/ASEA 2900kW (3890hp) 3901, 3903-3930  


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