1928 – 2015

Please note that this Australian Diesel Locomotive Timeline is very definitely a work in progress so there are lots of gaps yet to be filled.

I should also say at the beginning that, because of the software that runs Model Trains n Things, it’s almost impossible to display this timeline on the horizontal alignment and so it has to be displayed in a vertical layout.

Notes
Photos are credited to the photographer who took them. Where no name is mentioned the photographer was me.
* Motive Power Industries of Boise Idaho
** While every attempt has been made to identify locos by the class identifier used by their owners there are some locos that do not appear to have been given such an identifier. In those cases the loco number … or the number of the first loco in the group … has been used to identify the class.
*** I’m currently unable to identify which mill or contractor this loco was originally built for.

 

1928

BHP Whyalla – PE1 – Davenport delivered one 30 Ton B-B 1067mm shunting loco. The loco was fitted with two petrol powered Continental Red Seal engines that developed a total of 78kW. Two inline 6 Mack EN 673 engines were fitted in 1967 and in 1968 it was converted to standard gauge using bogies from a Metropolitan Vickers electric loco. It was also renumbered as DE 10.

 

 
1939

***Qld sugar industry – “Seaforth Simplex” – Motor Rail (aka Simplex) delivered one 610mm 4wDM – b/n 7369 – last known to have worked at Farliegh Mill

 

1943

***Qld sugar industry – “Little Toot” – Ruston & Hornby delivered one 610mm 4wDM – b/n 218002 – last known to have worked at Farliegh Mill

 

1944

NSW – 79 Class – GE delivered four 44 ton shunting locos to the Commonwealth for use at a munitions factory at St Mary’s in NSW. These locos were powered by 2 Cat17000 V8 diesel engines that produced 260kW. Two of these were bought by the NSWGR in 1948.

 

1948

TGR – V Class – Drewry Car Company of England delivered 10 1067mm C (0-6-0) shunting locos. An 11th loco was built for the Mt Lyell Mining Company and was purchased by the TGR in 1963. These locos were powered by a Gardner BL3 engine that developed 152kw. Weight – 25.6 tonnes.

 

1949

SAR – 350 Class – SAR Islington workshops delivered two 1600mm Bo-Bo shunting locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE 6KT engine developed 260kW. Weight – 50.3 tonnes.

Australian Paper Manufacturers Vic – 1 & 2 – Whitcombe (USA) delivered two Model 60 Ton – 1600mm shunters. These locos were powered by two inline 6 GM Detroit 6/71 engines that developed a combined total of 254kW. Weight – 50.8 tonnes

 

1950

TGR – X Class – English Electric commenced delivery of 32 1067mm Bo-Bo mainline locos. These locos were powered by an EE 6 SRKT engine that developed 492kw. Weight – 58 tonnes. These were the first mainline diesel locomotives in Australia

BHP (NSW) – D1-D8 – Comeng NSW commenced delivery of 8 sg Bo-Bo shunting locos. The inline 8-cylinder EE 8SRKT engine developed 565kW. Weight 86.3 tonnes.

 

1951

NSW40 class – Montreal Locomotive Works delivered 20 modified RSC-3 locos. The A1A-A1A 40 Class were the first hood type mainline locos in Australia. Their Alco 244B V-12 engine developed 1190kW. Weight – 113 tonnes

Commonwealth Railways – GM1 Class – Clyde Engineering, NSW commenced delivery of 11 Model ML-1 A1A-A1A mainline locos. The V-16 EMD 567B engines developed 1120kW. Weight – 111 tonnes

VR – F Class – English Electric/Dick Kerr delivered 10 1600mm C shunting locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE 6KT engine developed 260kW. Weight – 50.2 tonnes

State Electricity Commission of Victoria purchased 6 locos that were identical to the VR F Class

SAR – 900 Class – SAR Islington Workshops commenced delivery of 10 A1A-A1A 1600mm mainline locos. The English Electric V-16 EE 16SVT engine developed 1190kW. Weight – 128 tonnes.

 

1952

QR – 1210 class (first) – then 1300 – and finally 1150 class – GE commenced delivery of 13 model U11C 1067mm Co Co locomotives. The first 10 were built in the US and the final 3 were built at Goninans in Newcastle. The V-12 C-B FVBL engine developed 820kW. Weight – 89.5 tonnes

VR – B class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 26 Model ML-2 mainline locos . The V-16 EMD 567B engine develops 1120kW. Weight 113.2 tonnes

 

 
 
1953

QR – 1200 Class – Vulcan Foundry (UK) commenced delivery of 10 1067mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-12 EE 12SVT MkII engine developed 960kW. Weight – 89.5 tonnes. This was the first use in Australia of the V-12 English Electric engine. The last use of this engine was in 1973

NSWGR – 41 Class – Metro-Cammell UK commenced delivery of 10 sg Bo-Bo locos. These locos were powered by two Paxman RPHL V-12 engines that developed a total of 560kW. Weight 84.5 tonnes. These locos were not reliable and overheating remained a problem till the final members of the class were withdrawn.

WAGR – Y Class – Claytons UK commenced delivery of 18 1067mm Bo-Bo locos. The V-12 Paxman RPHL engine developed 280kW. Weight – 39.4 tonnes.

WAGR – Z Class – Stephenson in the UK delivered three C (0-6-0) 1067mm shunting locos. The inline 8-cylinder Gardner 8LW engine developed 96kW. Weight – 15.1 tonnes.

Zinc Corporation (Broken Hill) – 26 – Wilson (UK) delivered one 1067mm C (0-6-0) shunting loco. The inline 6 National M4AA6 engine developed 177kW. Weight – 36.5 tonnes.

 

1954

Innisfail Tramway – DL Class – Baguleys/RMP commenced delivery of 2 0-6-0 610mm locos. The 8-cylinder Gardner 8LW engine developed 111.9kW. Weight 15 tonnes

Commonwealth Railways – NSU Class – Birmingham commenced delivery of 14 1067mm Co-Co locos. The Sulzer 6LDA28 inline 6 engine developed 635kW. Weight – 63.5 tonnes.

Emu Bay Railway – 21 – North British delivered one 1067mm 0-8-0 (D) loco. The V-12 Paxman 12RPHX engine developed 395kW. Weight – 43.6 tonnes

1955

SA930 Class – Goodwin/Alco commenced delivery of 37 Co-Co mainline loco. This was Alco’s DL-500B model … the famous ‘World’ cab units. Their Alco-251B V-12 engines developed 1190kW. The order was delivered in 2 batches – first 6 were single-ended while the remaining 31 were dual cab.

VRT class – 320-346 – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 28 Bo-Bo T class branchline locos … this was EMD’s G8 model. Their EMD V-8 567C engine developed 650kW. Weight – 69 tonnes

QR – 1230 class – then 1400 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 13 model G121067mm Co Co locos. The V-12 EMD 567C engine developed 980kW. Weight – 77 tonnes. These locos were built without multiple unit capability.

ANR – GM12 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 36 Model A-7 Co Co locos . The V-16 EMD 567C engine develops 1340 kW. Weight 116 tonnes

NSW – 42 class – Clyde GM commenced delivery of 6 sg A-7 Co Co locos. The V-16 EMD 567C engine developed 1300kW. Weight – 122 tonnes

 

1956

NSW43 classGoninan/Alco delivered 6 sg Co-Co cab-body locos powered by Alco 244H V-12 engines that developed 1190kW. These locos were unusual in that they combined a GE body with an Alco engine.

QR – 1270 class (1st) – then 1170 class – and finally 1500 class – Walkers/GE built 12 model U6A 60-ton branchline locos. The 6-cylinder C-B FWL engines produced 485kW. These were the original 60-tonners for QR.

Innisfail Tramway – DL Class – Commonwealth Engineering (Qld) delivered two 0-6-0 610mm locos. The 8-cylinder Gardner 8LW engine developed 111.9kW. Weight 14.4 tonnes

AIS Wollongong – D9-D15 & D20-D25 – Comeng Qld commenced delivery of 13 B-B sg shunting locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE6KT engine developed 260kW. Weight 60.9 tonnes.

SAR – 800 Class – English Electric (Qld) commenced delivery of 10 1600mm Bo-Bo shunting locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE 6SRKT engine developed 490kW. Weight – 73 tonnes

Lakewood Firewood Company WA – Clyde NSW delivered two Model DHI-110 1067mm C (0-6-0) locos. The inline 6 GM Detroit 6-110 engine developed 186kW. Weight 28.4 tonnes. In 1966 both locos were purchased by the Commonwealth Railways and designated asxz the NC class.

 

1957

QR – 1450 class – Clyde/EMD commenced delivery of 10 model G 12C Co Co mainline locos. The V-12 EMD 567C engine developed 980kW. Weight – 91.5 tonnes

Shell NSW – Ruston & Hornsby of England delivered on s/g 0-4-0 shunter. The 6-cylinder Ruston & Hornsby 6VPHL engine 150hp. Weight – 28 tons. Shell sold the loco to the Commonwealth Railways in 1964 where it became the DR Class

Midland Railway – E Class – Comenge WA delivered one 1067mm C (0-6-0) shunting loco. The Rolls-Royce C6SFL inline 6 engine developed 185kW. Weight – 26.4 tonnes.

Sims Metal – 19 – The Yorkshire Engine Company delivered one sg C (0-6-0) shunting loco. The v-6 Paxman 6RPHL engined delived 170kW. Weight – ?

Commonwealth Railways – NB30 – Commonwealth Railways Workshops delivered one C (0-6-0) 1067mm shunter. The GM Detroit 6-71 engine developed 105kW. Weight – 18.3 tonnes. This loco as actually a conversion by the CR workshops from an 0-6-0 saddle tank steam loco originally built by the Vulcan Ironworks in the USA and purchased for use on the construction of a naval base in WA.

 

1958

Innisfail Tramway – DL Class – Commonwealth Engineering (Qld) delivered one 0-6-0 610mm loco. The 8-cylinder Gardner 8LW engine developed 111.9kW. Weight 14.4 tonnes

***Qld sugar industry – “Phar Lap” – Motor Rail (aka Simplex) delivered 1 610mm 4wDM – b/n 21623 – last known to have worked at Farliegh Mill

CR – NB Class – Commonwealth Railways Port Augusta shops delivered 1 0-6-0 1067mm diesel shunter. The 6 cylinder inline GM 6/71 engine developed 140hp. Weight – 18 tons

CR – MDH Class – Clyde Engineering, Granville commenced delivering 6 Model HG-6R s/g C (0-6-0) shunters. The 6-cylinder inline Maybach MD 325 engine developed 625hp. Weight – 53 tons

 

 

Midland Railway WA – F Class – English Electric Qld commenced delivery of seven 1067mm A1A-A1A locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE 65SRKT engine developed 520kW. Weight – 64.8 tonnes

 

Tulloch NSW – Tulloch built one small Model DSL 120/15 sg B (0-4-0) loco that they used as a works shunter. The inline 4 Mercedes-Benz M2048 engine developed 90kW. Weight – 15.2 tonnes. The loco subsequently went to A. G. Sims at Mascot where it was used for some years before being sold SkiTube where it carries the number 1.

 

1959

NSW48 Class – the first Goodwin/Alco 48 class – the Alco DL-531 model – branchline loco entered service. There would ultimately be 85 locos in the class in the first batch. The Alco 251B engine in the first batch developed 670kW of power. Weight – 75.2 tonnes

SA 830 Class – the first South Australian version of the of the Alco DL-531 branchline loco entered service. There would ultimately be 45 in the class. Weight – 70 tonnes

VR – S Class – Clyde Engineering NSW commenced delivery of 18 Model A-7 1600mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-16 EMD 567Cengine developed 13 kW. Weight – 116 tonnes

VR – T Class – 347-356 – Clyde Engineering NSW delivered 10 Model G8B 1600mm Bo-B0 branchline locos. The V-8 EMD 567CR engine developed 650kW. Weight – 69 tonnes. These were a modified version of the first batch of T Class locos delivered in 1955 and had EMD D-29 traction motors in place of the D-19 motors fitted to the first batch. The cab was also raised above the tops of the hood

VR – W Class – Tulloch commenced delivery of 27 1600mm C (0-6-0) shunting locos. The V-12 Mercedes MB 8208 engine developed 485kW. Weight – 48.8 tonnes. There is no visual similarity between the W Class delivered to the TGR and these locos.

VR – M Class – VR’s Newport Workshops delivered two C (0-6-0) 1600mm shunbters. The inline 6 GM Detroit 6-71 engine developed 112kW. Weight – 30.4 tonnes

BHP (NSW) – D16-D19 and D26-D33 – English el;ectric Rocklea commenced delivery of 12 sg Bo-Bo shunting locos. The inline 8-cylinder EE 8SRKT engine developed 645kW. Weight – 93.4 tonnes.

QR – 1250 Class – English Electric Rocklea commenced delivery of 17 1067mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-12 EE 12SVT engine developed 1040kW. Weight – 87 tonnes

TGR – W Class – Tulloch delivered 2 1067mm C (0-6-0) locos. The single Rolls-Royce C8TFL inline 8 engine developed 250kW. Weight – 28.4 tonnes. Some official photos show these two locos operating in multiple on mainline goods trains but they were mainly used as shunters.

 

1960

NSW – 49 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 18 Co-Co model G8C branchline locos. Their V-8 EMD 567CR engine developed 650kW. These locos were delivered in 3 batches – the first 12 had deep valances along the side-frame while the last 6 had none.

NSW – 70 class – Comeng commenced delivery of 10 0-6-0 diesel-hydraulic shunters. The V-12 Cat D397 engine developed 410kW. Weight – 48.8 tonnes

WA – A class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 2 Model G12C Co Co mainline locos. The V-12 EMD 567C engine developed 980kW. Weight – 91.5 tonnes

Innisfail Tramway – DL Class – Commonwealth Engineering (Qld) delivered one 0-6-0 610mm loco. The 8-cylinder Gardner 8LW engine developed 111.9kW. Weight 14.4 tonnes

 

1961

TGR – Y Class – English Electric delivered 8 mainline 1067mm Bo-B0 locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE 6 SRKT engine developed 597kw. Weight – 59 tonnes

VR T Class – 357-398 – Clyde Engineering commenced delivery of a further 42 Model G8B 1600mm Bo-Bo branchline locos. The V-8 EMD 567CR engine developed 650kW. Weight – 69 tonnes. These locos were a further modification of the T Class and were fitted with an EMD D25 generator. T358 and T359 were delivered as sg locos.

 

1962

BHP SA – DH Class – Walkers commenced delivery of 6 Bo-Bo, Voith RS 17Y model sg locos. These locos were powered by two inline 6-cylinder Cummins NRTO engines that produced a total of 424kW. Weight – 71 tonnes.

NSW – 45 Class – A E Goodwin commenced delivery of 40 sg Co-Co mainline locos. The V-12 Alco 251C engine produced 1340kW. Weight – 111.8 tonnes

WAGR – C Class – English Electric Rocklea delivered three 1067mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-12 EE 12SVT MkII engine developed 1040kW. Weight 90.4 tonnes.

 

1963

QR – 1700 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 12 1067mm Co Co model GL-8C branchline locos. Their V-8 EMD 567CR engines developed 650kW

1701

Brad Peadon took this photo at Normanby in October 1995


QR – 1600 Class – English Electric Qld commenced delivery of 18 1067mm Co-Co locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE 6CSKRT engine developed 625kW. Weight – 62.5 tonnes

VRY class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 75 Y class Bo-Bo branchline/shunting locos. These G6B models were powered by a V-6 EMD 567C engine that developed 445kW of power. VR required Clyde to use power bogies that had been used under suburban electric power cars. The final batch of 25 were powered by an EMD 645E engine that developed 560kW

Y170

Midland Railway (WA) – G Class – English Electric Rocklea delivered two 1067mm locos. The V-8 EE 8SVT engine developed 710kW. Weight – 76 tonnes. These were the only examples of the English Electric V8 engine in Australia

 

1964

QR – 1460 class – Clyde GM commenced delivery of 42 model G 12C 1067mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-12 EMD 567C engine developed 980kW. Weight – 91.5 tonnes

QR – 1270 Class – English Electric Rocklea commenced delivery of 30 1067mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-12 EE 12SVT MkII engine developed 1040kW. Weight – 90.4 tonnes

SAR – 500 Class – SAR Islington workshops commenced delivery of 34 1600mm Bo-Bo shunting loco. The inline 4-cylinder EE 4SRKT engine deveoped 375kW. Weight 56.9 tonnes

1965

NSW – 421 Class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 10 Co-Co sg Model xxx locos. The V- EMD 16-567C engine produced 1342kW. Weight 110 tonnes. These locos were basically a dual-cab version of the earlier 42 Class

CR – NT Class –
Sulzer commenced delivery of 13 Co-Co 1067mm Model xxx locos. The 6-cylinder Sulzer Bros 6 LDA 28c engine produced 969kW. Weight 70 tonnes

Hamersley Iron (WA) – 003 then renumbered to 007
– Alco delivered this Bo-Bo model S2 sg loco to the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railroad in April 1940. It was traded in and then purchased by HI. This loco was powered by a 6-cylinder Alco 539 engine that produced 750kW. Weight – 102.5 tonnes

Hamersley Iron (WA) – 2001-2005 – Alco, New York delivered five Model C628 Co-Co sg locos. The V-16 Alco 251C engine developed 2050kW. Weight – 176 tonnes

SA – 600 Class – A E Goodwin commenced delivery of 7 sg model DL-541 mainline locos. The V-12 Alco engine produced 1340kW. Weight – 111.8 tonnes

WAGR – H Class – English Electric Qld commenced delivery of 5 sg Bo-Bo locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE 6CSKRT engine developed 640kW. Weight – 72.4 tonnes

Mt Goldsworth – 1 and 2 – English Electric Qld delivered two sg Bo-Bo locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE 6CSKRT engine developed 640kW. Weight – 81.3 tonnes

 

1966

QR – 1720 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 56 1067mm Co-Co model GL-18C branchline locos. The V-8 EMD 645E engines developed 650kW. These locos were initially employed on Brisbane suburban workings.

1744

1744 in a very faded original paint scheme photographed in 2011 at Maryborough West

NSW – 48 class – Goodwin/Alco commenced delivery of 80 more Model DL-531 sg Co Co branchline locos. The Alco 251C engine fitted to these locos developed 710kW. Weight – 77.8 tonnes

WA – J Class – Clyde/GM delivered five Model G6B sg Bo-Bo shunting locos. The EMD 567C engine developed 445kW. Weight – 65 tonnes.

VR – X Class 31 to 44 – Clyde Engineering NSW commenced delivery of 14 Model G 16C 1600mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-16 EMD 567Eengine develops 1340kW. Weight – 114 tonnes

WAGR – K Class – English Electric Rocklea commenced delivery of 10 sg Co-Co locos. The V-12 EE 12CSVT engine developed 1340kW. Weight – 109.8 tonnes. These were the first standard gauge mainline locos built by English Electrict in Australia

 

1967

QR – 1502 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 29 model G22C 1067mm Co-Co mainline locomotives. The V-12 EMD 645E engine developed 1120kW. Weight – 91.5 tonnes

QR – 1620 Class – English Electric Qld commenced delivery of 34 1067mm Co-Co locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE 6CSRKT engine developed 642kW. Weight – 63 tonnes

QR – 1300 Class – English Electric Rocklea commenced delivery of 45 1067mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-12 EE 12CSVT engine developed 1340kW. Weight 89.5 tonnes. The entire class was subsequently sold to Australian National for use in Tasmania.

WA – AA class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 5 model G22C 1067mm Co Co mainline locos. The V-12 EMD 645E engine developed 1120kW. Weight 91.5 tonnes

WA – L Class – Clyde/GM commenced deliver of 25 Model GT 26C standard gauge Co Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E3 engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 137 tonnes. This class was the first Australian locos to use turbocharged EMD 2-cycle engines.

Comalco (Qld) – 1.001-1.002 – Clyde Engineering NSW delivered two Model GT 26C sg Co-Co locos for use at Weipa. The EMD 645E3 engine developed 2240kW. Weight – 148 tonnes. These two were subsequently recoded as R. 1001 and R. 1002

VR – T Class – 399-412 – Clyde Engineering NSW commenced delivery of a further 14 T Class but by this time EMD had changed the model number to G18B The 1600mm Bo-Bo locos differed visually from previous T Class deliveries for the nose had been lowered to improve visibility. The V-8 EMD 645E engine developed 745kW. Weight – 69 tonnes.

VR – H Class – Clyde Engineering NSW delivered five Model G18B 1600mm shunting locos. These locos were identical to the locos in the last T Class delivery but had extra ballast and were fitted with special low-speed controls for hump yard shunting. The V-8 EMD 645E engine developed 745kW. Weight – 81 tonnes.

 

 
 
1968

QR – DH class – Walkers Engineering in Maryborough Qld commenced delivery of 73 Bo Bo model GH-500 diesel-hydraulic shunting locos. Their 6 cylinder Cat D353E engine produced 350kW. These were the first of a family of diesel hydraulic locos that found their way to 3 different state systems as well as one of the few private operators of the time.

Hamersley Iron – 1000 – Alco built this Bo-B0 model C415 sg loco in 1966 and used it as a demonstrator across the US. In 1968 it was sold to HI. This loco was powered by a V-12 251C engine that produced 1119kW. Weight – 109 tonnes

Mt Newman (WA) – 5450-5451– EMD built these two F7 locos for the Western Pacific. They were purchased by Mt Newman for construction trains. The V-16 EMD 567B engine developed 1120kW. Weight – 104 tonnes

Mt Newman (WA) – 5452-5468, 9424, 9425 – A E Goodwin commenced delivery of 18 Model C636 sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 Alco 251F engine developed 2680kW. Weight – 190 tonnes

Hamersley Iron (WA) – 3006-3017 – A E Goodwin commenced delivery of 12 Model C636 sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 Alco 251F engine developed 2680kW. Weight – 190 tonnes.

WAGR – R Class – English Electric Rocklea commenced delivery of five sg/1067mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-12 EE 12CSVT engine developed 1340kW. Weight – 89.6 tonnes.

Commonwealth Railways – NT Class – Tulloch commenced delivery of 13 1067mm Co-Co locos. The Sulzer 6LDA28C inline 6 engine developed 970kW. Weight – 70 tonnes

1969

Pasminco (EBR) – 1100 class – Walkers Engineering in Maryborough Qld commenced delivery of 7 Bo-Bo model GH-1000 diesel-hydraulic locos. Their V-12 Cat D398B engine produced 520kW

NSW – 422 Class – Clyde Engineering NSW commenced delivery of 20 Model J-26C sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E engine develops 1490kw. Weight – 110 tonnes

WAGR – RA Class – English Electric Rocklea commenced delivery of 13 sg/1067mm mainline Co-Co locos. The V-12 EE 12CVST engine developed 1340kW. Weight – 96 tonnes

BHP (Wollongong) – D34 – English Electric Rocklea delivered one sg Co-Co loco. The V-12 EE 12CVST engine developed 1340kW. Weight – 132 tonnes.

 

1970

NSW – 442 class – Goodwin/Alco commenced delivery of 40 model DL-500G standard gauge Co-Co mainline locos. The V-12 Alco 251C engine developed 1490kW and the first 20 locos were fitted with power bogies from traded 40 class locos. The second batch of 20 were fitted with new bogies. The final 3 locos were built by Comeng. Weight – 111.8 tonnes

NSW – 73 class – Walkers Engineering in Maryborough Qld commenced delivery of 50 standard gauge Bo-Bo model GH-700V diesel-hydraulic shunting locos. Their V-6 Cat D379B engine produced 550kW.

Commonwealth Railways – CL Class – Clyde Engineering NSW commenced delivery of 17 sg Model AT-26C mainline locos. The V-16 EMD645E3 engine developed 2240kW. Weight – 128 tonnes.

 

1971

WA – D class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 5 Model G 26C 1067mm Co Co mainline locos. The V-16 EMD 645E engine developed 1490kW. Weight 107.5 tonnes. Two of these locos were sold to Tranz Rail in NZ, rebuilt and ultimately returned to Tasrail as 2020 and 2021.

QR 2100 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 24 Model GL-26C 1067mm Co Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E engines produced 1490kW. Weight 97.5 tonnes. 10 were subsequently sold to Chile and five were converted to the DD Class for use by ARG in Western Australia. Members of the 2100 class were the last QR Clyde locos built with DC generators.

SA 700 Class – A E Goodwin delivered 6 model DL-500G Co-Co mainline locos that were almost identical to the NSW 442 Class locos. The V-12 Alco 251Cengine produced 1490kW. Weight 114.9 tonnes. These locos were used on both the standard and broad gauge

ANR – NJ Class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 6 Co-Co JL-22C model 1067mm locos. The V-12 EMD 645E engine produces 1120kW. These locos were subsequently obtained by Gennesee & Wyoming and re-numbered 1602 – 1606. Weight – 67 tonnes

Hamersley Iron (WA) – 4030-4056 – A. E. Goodwin of Auburn NSW commenced delivery of 27 Model M636 sg C0-C0 locos. The V-16 Alco 251F engine produced 2680kW of power. The final batch – 4049 to 4056 were built by Comeng WA. Weight – 190 tonnes

Mt Newman (WA) – 5469-5495 – A E Goodwin commenced delivery of 27 Model M636C sg locos. The V-16 Alco 254F engine produced 2680kw. Weight – 191 tonnes

Robe River (WA) – 9410-9416 and 9421-9423 – A E Goodwin commenced delivery of 10 Model M636 sg locos. The V-16 Alco 251F engine developed 2680kW. Weight – 190 tonnes.

AIS Wollongong – D35-D45 – English Electric commenced delivery of 11 sg Bo-Bo shunting locos. The inline 6-cylinder EE 6CSRKT engine developed 698kW. Weighjt – 89.5 tonnes

 

 
1972

WA – M class – Walkers Engineering in Maryborough Qld delivered 2 B B model GH-700V diesel-hydraulic shunting locos for hump yard work. The V-12 Cummins VTA 1710L engine produced 450kW.

WA – DA class – later DAZ class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 7 Model G 26C Co Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E engine developed 1490kW. Weight – 96.7 tonnes. While similar to the D class these locos were built without dynamic brakes.

NSW – 47 class – Goninan commenced delivery of 20 Model HFA-10C branchline locos. The V-16 Cat D399 engine develops 746 kW. Weight – 81.2 tonnes

QR – 1550 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 27 Co-Co model GL22C-AC mainline locos. The V-12 EMD 645E engine developed 1120kW. Weight – 91.5 tonnes.

TGR – Z Class – English Electric delivered 4 1067mm Co Co mainline locos. The V12 EE 12 CSVT engine developed 1510kw. Weight – 97.6 tonnes.

 

1973

WA – MA class – Walkers Engineering in Maryborough Qld delivered 3 Bo-Bo model GH-700V diesel-hydraulic shunting locos. Their V-12 Caterpillar Cat D379B engine produced 520kW.

QR – 2200 class – then 2141 class – finally 2130 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 19 Model GL 26C-AC Co-Co 1067mm mainline locos for the Greenvale Nickel project. The V-16 engine developed 1490kW. Weight 97.5 tonnes.

QR – 2350 Class – English Electric Rocklea commenced delivery of 16 1067 mainline Co-Co locos. The V-12 EE 12RK3CT engine developed 1750kW. Weight – 91.5 tonnes. These locomotives were subsequently sold Australian National for use in Tasmania as the ZB Class. These locomotives were the last QR units to use the English Electric 12-cylinder engine that had first appeared in 1953 in the QR 1200 class

 

1974

TGR -ZA Class – English Electric delivered 6 1067mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V12 EE 12CSVT MkIII engine developed 1900kw. Weight – 103.7 tonnes.

WAGR – KA Class – English Electric Rockleay commenced delivery of three sg Co-Co locos. The V-12 EE 12CSVT engine developed 1340kW. Weight 94.5 tonnes.

 

1975

Isis Mill Qld – No 9 – Clyde Qld delivered one 610mm Model HG-3R 0-6-0 diesel hydraulic loco.

Innisfail Tramway – DL Class – Commonwealth Engineering (Qld) delivered one 0-6-0 610mm loco. The 8-cylinder Gardner 8LW engine developed 111.9kW. Weight 14.4 tonnes

Robe River (WA) – 9417-9420 – Alco, New York delivered four C0-C0 sg locos. The V-16 Alco 251F engine delivered 2680kW. Weight 190.5 tonnes

Mt Newman (WA) – 5496-5505 – Comeng NSW delivered 10 Model M636 sg locos. The V-16 Alco 251F engine developed 2680kW. Weight – 191 tonnes

VR – X Class 45 to 54 – Clyde Engineering SA commenced delivery of 10 Model G 26C-AC 1600mm mainline locos. The V-16 EMD 645E engine developed 1490kW. Weight 114 tonnes

 

1976

ANR – AL class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 8 Model JT 26C Co-Co mainline locos. The V-16 EMD 645E3 engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 129 tonnes

 

1977

WA – NA class – Comeng/GE commenced delivery of 11 model CE 618 Co-Co mainline locos. The V-12 Alco 251E engine developed 1790kW. Weight – 98 tonnes

Isis Mill Qld – 10 E M Baldwin delivered 1 610mm model DH28B B-B diesel hydraulic loco. A subsequent loco – No. 11 was delivered in 1982.

d10

D10 is stabled on a short ballast train a few kms from the Mill in 2013

VR – C Class – Clyde Engineering SA commenced delivery of 10 Model GT 26CW 1600mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-16 EMD 645E3 engine develops 2240kW. Weight 135 tonnes.

 

1978

NSW – 80 Class – Comeng commenced delivery of 50 Co-Co Model CE615 sg mainline locos. The V-12 Alco 251CE engine develops 1490kW. Weight – 121 tonnes

 

 
1980

QR – 2470 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 38 Co-Co Model GL22C-2 1067mm mainline locomotives. The V-12 EMD 645E engine produced 1120kW. Weight – 91.5 tonnes.

NSW – 42220 of the 422 Class – Clyde Engineering in Adelaide rebuilt this Model J-26C sg Co-Co loco to demonstrate an improved wheel slip control system that would ultimately be installed in the 81 Class. While some records show that this loco retained it’s power rating of 1490kW there were reports that the loco’s power output was upgraded to 2240kW.

 

1982

WA – DBZ class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 13 Model G 26CW-2 Co-Co mainline locos. The V-16 EMD 645E engine develops 1490kW. Weight – 110 tonnes.

NSW – 81 Class – Clyde Engineering commenced delivery of 84 Model JT26C-2SS sg Co-Co locomotives from their plant in Kelso. The V-16EMD645E3B engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 129 tonnes.


QR – 2170 class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 45 model GL26C-2 1067mm Co-Co mainline locos. The V-16 EMD 645E engine develops 1490kW. Weight – 97.5 tonnes however all but four had their weight reduced between 1987 & 1991.

 

2170

The class leader sits at the head of a northbound freighter at Maryborough West. 2170 was fitted with a slightly longer cab in 1996.

QR – 1225 Class – Redbank Workshop rebuilt one 1200 Class 1067mm mainline loco as a combination cab/hood loco. The V-12 EE 12SVT MkII engine developed 960kW. Weight – 89.5 tonnes

 

1983

QR – 2600 class – Goninan/GE commenced delivery of 13 Model U22C Co Co locos. The V-12 GE 7FDL engine develops 1640kW. Weight – 97.6 tonnes. All have been sold and are now in use in South Africa.

Australian National – BL Class – Clyde Engineering SA commenced delivery of 10 Model JT 26C-2SS sg/1600mm mainline locomotives. Four were allocated to the standard gauge and the remainder were assigned to broad gauge operations. The V-16 EMD645E3B engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 130 tonnes

Hamersley Iron – 6060-6064 – Clyde Engineering SA commenced delivery of five Model SD50S sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645F3 engine develops 2830kW. Weight 190 tonnes

 

1984

V/Line – G Class – 511-515 – Clyde Engineering SA delivered five Model JT 26C-2SS 1600mm Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E3B engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 127 tonnes. These locos are very similar to the Australian National BL class.

 

1985

V/Line – N class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 25 Model JT 22HC-2 Co Co locos. The V-12 EMD 645E3C engine develops 1678kW. The double ended hood design is not unique … it has also been used in Ireland.

V/Line – G Class – 516-525 – Clyde Engineering SA commenced delivery of a further 10 Model JT 26C-2SS sg/1600mm Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E3B engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 127 tonnes. These locos differed slightly both visually and mechanically from the first batch G class locos. The EMD AR-16 alternator used on the first batch was replaced by the EMD AR-11

 

1988

Australian National – DL class – Clyde/GM commenced delivery of 15 Model AT 42C Co Co loco. The V-12 EMD 710G3A engine develops 2259kW. Weight 122 tonnes.

V/Line – G Class – 526-543 Clyde Engineering SA delivered 18 Model JT 26C-2SS sg/1600mm Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E3C engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 127 tonnes. These locos were almost identical to the second batch of G Class

 

 
1990

AN – EL class – Goninan/GE commenced delivery of 14 Model CM30-8 Co Co mainline locos. The V-12 GE 7FDL engine develops 2380kW. Weight – 112.7 tonnes

WA – P class – Goninan/GE commenced delivery of 16 Model CM25-8 Co Co locos. The V-12 GE 7FDL engine develops 1830kW. Weight – 98.5 tonnes.

Goldsworhy Mining (WA) – Clyde/GM delivered one Model JT42C sg loco. The v -12 EMD 710G3A engine develops 2259kW. Weight – 129 tonnes. This loco was transfered to Weipa (Qld) as R1004 and has since been bought by QUBE as GML10. This loco is said to have been the prototype for the NSW 82 Class

 

1991

Isis Mill (Qld) – D Class – Walkers Engineering commenced delivery of 6 Model GH500 610mm locos rebuilt from 5 1067mm DH Class locos and 1 900mm loco owned by Cooks Constructions – originally a QR DH Class loco.

isis-5

D5 shunts at Cordalba during the 2012 crush.

 

1992

Australian National– AN Class – Clyde/EMD began delivering 11 Co-Co AT 46C model sg locos. The V-16 EMD 710G3A engine develops 2860kW. Weight – 130 tonnes.

 

1993

Australian National – CLF Class – Morrison Knudson commenced rebuilding 7 former CL class as Model AT 2C6-2M sg Co-Co locos. Weight 128 tonnes. Morrison Knudson retained ownership but leased the locos to AN who used these locos for freight trains.

Australian National – CLP Class – Morrison Knudson commenced rebuilding 10 former CL class as Model AT 26HC-2M sg Co-Co locos. Weight 140 tonnes. Morrison Knudson retained ownership but leased the locos to AN who used these locos for passenger trains.

Australian National – CK Class – Australian National purchased five of the last series of Model G 18B T Class 1600mm branchline locos from V/Line. The EMD 645E engine produced 745kW. Weight – 69 tonnes

 

1994

NSW – 82 Class – Clyde/GM began delivering 58 Co Co model JT 42C mainline locos. The V-12 EMD 710G3A engine develops 2260kW. Weight – 132 tonnes

NSW – 90 Class – GMDD Canada began delivering 31 Co-Co GT 46CW model sg locos. The V-16 EMD 710G3A engine develops 2860kW. Weight – 165 tonnes. Four more locos were later built locally using imported parts and frames produced by EDI in Australia.

Australian National – BU1-BU4 – Morrison Knudson Whyalla delivered four Co-C0 sg road slugs rebuilt from 600 class locos. These slugs did not have their own engine but were designed to draw power from specially fitted AFL Class locos and had a tractive effort of 180kN. Due to problems with the ALF locos these slugs never entered regular service. Weight – 120 tonnes

Australian National – ALF Class – Morrison Knudsen rebuilt 8 AL Class locos. The rebuild sg Co-Co locos were rebuilt as Model JT 26C-2M. The EMD645E3C engine develops 2460kW. Weight-129 tonnes

 

1995

QR – 2800 class – Goninans Qld began delivering 30 Co Co model CM30-8 mainline locos. The V-12 GE 7 FDL engines produces 2380kW. One is now in WA and two are currently in NSW

2812

2812 on a northbound railset at Maryborough West in 2012

Morrison Kudson – MKA Class – Morrison Knudson rebuilt eight 1067mm Co-Co locos from various QR 1300 Class locos that had been sold to AN Tasmania. The V-12 EE 12CSVT engine developed 1340kW. Weight – 89.5 tonnes. Four locos were leased to Malaysia while the rest remained in store for some years. PN then used three locos in Queensland before sending them to Tasmania with three other MKA Class. Two were exported to Africa.

Tasrail – ZP Class – Morrison Knudson? rebuilt one former ZB Class loco with a new cab, new control desk and new control system. The rebuild did not include any changes to the engine which remained as an English Electric V-12 EE 12 RK3CT that developed 1750kW. Weight – 98 tonnes.

Tasrail – ZR Class – Tasrail workshops rebuilt one former ZB Class loco with a new cab, new control desk and new control system. The rebuild did not include any changes to the engine which remained as an English Electric V-12 EE 12 RK3CT that developed 1750kW. Weight – 98 tonnes. The ZR Class has a different cab to that of the ZP class

 

1996

NR – NR class – Goninan/GE commenced delivery of 120 Model Cv40-9i Co Co mainline locos. The V-16 GE 7FDL engine can deliver 2126, 2655 or 3000kW depending on requirements. Weight – 132 tonnes.

 

 
1997

WA – Q Class – Clyde/EMD commenced delivery of 19 Co-Co GT 46C model sg locos. The V-16 EMD 710G3B ES develops 2860kW. Weight – 133.5 tonnes.

 

1998

WA – S class – Clyde WA/GM began delivering 11 Co Co model JT 42C mainline locos. The V-12 EMD 710G3B-ES engine develops 2260kW. Weight – 118 tonnes

 

1999

QR – 40 class – Clyde/EDI/GM began delivering 49 Co Co model JT 42CU-AC mainline locos. The V-12 EMD 710G3B-ES engine develops 2260kW. Weight – 120 tonnes

 

2000

Freight Australia – G Class – Clyde Engineering Vic commenced rebuilding eight G Class into Model JT 36C Co-Co locos with more powerful engines. The EMD 645F3B engine develops 2600kW. Weight – 127 tonnes. The rebuilt locos were G523, G526, G529, G530,. G531, G536, G541 and G543

 

2001

PN Tas – 2020 class – Originally built in 1971 as the WA D class the 2 locos in this class were rebuilt in NZ for driver-only operation and then shipped to Tasmania to be fitted with EE traction motors.

Freight Australia – XR Class – FA commenced upgrading six X Class locos to Model GT 26C-3 1600mm Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E3C engine develops 2240kW. Weight 124 tonnes.

CFCLA – VL Class – Avteq commenced delivery of 12 Model GT 26C-3 sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E3C engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 124 tonnes.

 

 
 
2002

CFCLA – GL class – Goninans of Newcastle began delivering 12 model CM30-7Mmi sg locos rebuilt on old first-series 442 class underframes. The V-12 GE 7 FDL engines produce 2380kW. Weight – 132 tonnes. The power equipment came from ex-Conrail C-30-7A locos and was refurbished before installation. The original 442 class bogies … that had originally come from traded NSWGR 40 class were re-used

ARG – 3100 Class – EDI in SA and WA rebuilt 16 sg Co-Co L Class mainline locos. The GT 26C-3 engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 137 tonnes. These locos have also been classified as LZ and LQ at various times

Freight Australia – V Class – EDI Rail Vic delivered one Model GT 46C sg Co-Co loco. The EMD 710G3B ES develops 2860kw. Weight – 133.5 tonnes

 

2003

BHP Billiton WA – 3078-3080 and 3086-3097 – GE supplied 15 Model SD40 sg Co-Co locos as a stop-gap measure while new GE units were being built and delivered. These locos were build by EMD in 1966. The V-16 EMD 645E3 engines devleoped 2240kW. Weight – 178.8 tonnes

BHP Billiton WA – 3081-3085 – These former Union Pacific Model SD40-2 sg Co-Co locos were obtained by BHP to cover a short-term loco shortage. All five were built by La Grange in 1972. The V-16 EMD 645E3 engine developed 2240kW. Weight 186 tonnes.

Freight Link NT – FQ Class – EDI Rail SA delivered four Model GT 46C sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 710G3B ES engine develops 2860kW. Weight – 133.5 tonnes

 

2004

PNQ – PN class – Clyde/EDI/GM began delivering 13 model JT 42CU-AC mainline locos. The V-12 EMD 710G3B-ES engine develops 2260kW. Weight – 120 tonnes

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PN003 on a southbound goods waits for the road at Maryborough West

 

2005

PN – XRB Class – PN’s workshops built three Model GT 26C-3B Co-Co cabless locomotives. The EMD 645E3C engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 124 tonnes. These three locos were orginally part of the FA XR upgrade and were to be built as normal cab locos from spare parts. PN decided to build them without cabs.

CFCLA – RL Class – NREC/RTS SA commenced delivery of 10 Model AT 35C sg Co-Co locos that incorporated parts of earlier Alco locos. The V-16 EMD 645F3B engine develops 2610kW. Weight 132 tonnes.

To see and hear these rather unique locos in action here is a video of two at the head of a long, loaded, wheat train tackling the long, steep climb up from Ardglen in the north west of NSW

BHP Billiton WA – 4301-4323 – 4334-4346 – 4356-4404 – 701-719 – EMD Canada commenced delivered of 105 Model SD70ACe/lc sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 710G3C-T2 develops 3200kW. Weight – 195 tonnes.

 

2007

QR – 41 Class – Clyde/EDI/GM began delivering 75 Model JT 42CU-ACe mainline locos. The V-12 EMD 710G3B-ES engine develops 2260kW. Weight – 120 tonnes. These locos differed from the 40 Class by being fitted with Mitsubishi power inverters rather than Siemens equipment.

Subsequent deliveries of similar locomotives have been made to:

PN Qld – 83 Class – 46 locos
Genessee & Wyoming (SA) – GWN class – 5 locos

 

CFCLA – VL Class – Avteq began delivering 12 Model GT26C mainline Co Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E3B engine develops 2460kW. Weight – 132 tonnes

SCT – SCT Class – EDI Rail commenced delivery of 15 Model GT 46C-ACe sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 710G3C-T2 engine develops 3200kW. Weight – 133.5 tonnes

 

2008

QR National – 50 class – Goninan/GE commenced delivery of 12 Model C40aci Co Co sg mainline locos. The V-16 GE 7FDL engine develops 3000kW. Weight – 176 tonnes

PN – 92 class – UGL/GE commenced delivery of 15 Model C44aci Co Co mainline locos. The V-16 GE 7FDL engine develops 3185kW. Weight – 139 tonnes

Pilbara Iron WA – 9100** – GE in the US began delivering 97 Co-Co ES44DCi sg locos. These locos are powered by a GE V-12 V250 engine that produces 3250kW. Weight – 197 tonnes

BHP Billiton – 4324-4333 and 4347-4355 – EMD Canada delivered 19 Model SD70ACe sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 710G3C-T2 engine develops 3200kW. Weight – 195 tonnes.

 

2009

Rio Tinto – Weipa – R1005 and R1006 – EDI Port Augusta delivered two Model JT42C sg Co-Co locos. The V-12 EMD 710G3B-ES engine develops 2260kW. Weight – 128 tonnes

EDI Rail – LDP Class – sg – EDI Rail commenced building nine Model GT 46C-ACe sg Co-Co locos.The V-16 EMD 710G3C-T2 engine develops 3200 kW. Weight -133.5 tonnes. EDI leased all nine locos to Aurizon.

Subsequent deliveries of similar locomotives have been made to:

Genessee & Wyoming (SA) – GWA class – 10 locos

 

PN – TT Class – EDI Rail commenced delivery of 10 Model GT 46C-AC3 sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 710G3C-T2 engine develops 3200kW. Weight – ?

 

2010

QR National – 5021 class – Goninan/GE commenced delivery of 19 Model C44acHi sg Co-Co mainline locos. The V-16 GE 7FDL engine develops 3248kW. Weight – 180 tonnes

 

2011

CFCLA – CF class – United Group/GE delivered 11 Model C44aci Co-Co mainline locos. The V-16 GE 7FDL16 delivers 3355kW. Weight – 134 tonnes

Subsequent deliveries of similar locomotives have been made to:

Fletcher Industries – FIE Class – 3 locos
Mineral Resources Ltd (WA)MRL Class – 6 locos
Whitehaven Coal (NSW)WH Class – 3 locos
Crawford Freightlines – PHC Class – 2 locos
Xstrata (NSW) – XRN Class – 30 locos
Genessee & Wyoming Australia – GWU class – 9 locos
Centennial Coal (NSW) – CEY Class – 7 locos

Qube Logistics – 1100 Class – NREC in the USA commenced delivery of eight Model E-3000E3B (GT 26C-3) sg Co-Co locos. The V-16 EMD 645E3B engine develops 2240kW. Weight – 132 tonnes

 

2012

SCT – CSR class – CSR/MTU commenced delivery of 10 Model SDA1 Co-Co mainline locos. The V-20 MTU 20V4000 engine delivers 2830kW. Weight – 134 tonnes

Subsequent deliveries of similar locomotives have been made to:

Bradken IndustriesBK class – 2 locos – eventually sold to SCT.
Qube – QBX Class – 6 locomotives

CBH – CBH class – MPI* commenced delivery of 11 Model MP27CN Co-Co 1067mm locos. The V-16 Cummins QSK60 engine develops 1700kW. Weight – 98.5 tonnes

SSR – BRM Class – 2 locos 

 

2013

CFCLA – CM class – MPI* commenced delivery of 16 Model MP33C sg Co-Co mainline locos. The V-16 Cummins QSK78-18 develops 2475kW. Weight – 133.8 tonnes. Unlike similar locos delivered to CBH in WA these locos are only set up to operate cab leading.

NREC – 1200 Class – NREC delivered 2 Model 3GS24C-DE-AUsg Co-Co gense tlocos. These locos are powered by 3 Cummins QSK-19 engines delivering a total of 1600kW. Weight – 114 tonnes.

 

2014

Pacific National Qld – 88 class – CSR Qishuyan commenced delivery of 5 Model QSK19 1067mm mainline locos powered by an MTU EU Stage IIIA engine

Pacific National – PB class
– NRE commenced deliver of 7 Model N-ViroMotive genset sg shunting locos.

 

2015

Roy Hill Mine (WA) – GE (USA) commenced delivery of 21 ES44ACI sg mainline locos. The V-12 GE7FDL engine develops 4,400hp. Weight – ?

 

* Motive Power Industries of Boise Idaho

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