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Queensland Railways 1620 class

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Power type  Diesel-electric
Build date  1967-69
UIC class  Co-Co
Model  RSE92C
Total produced  34
Queensland Railways 1620 class
Builder  English Electric, Rocklea

The 1620 class was a class of diesel locomotives built by English Electric, Rocklea for Queensland Railways between 1967 and 1969.

The 1620 class locomotives are similar to the New Zealand Railways DI class, also built at the Rocklea works.

History

The 1620 class was an evolution of the 1600 class being fitted with a hood nose. They operated in Central and North Queensland as well as hauling commuter trains in Brisbane. The class was withdrawn in the mid 1990's with some sold to John Holland and exported to Malaysia and The Philippines.

Six have been preserved:

  • 1620 retained as part of the Queensland Rail Heritage Fleet at the Workshops Rail Museum, North Ipswich, restored for main line operation
  • 1632 by the Mary Valley Heritage Railway, Gympie, leased to Walkers Limited, Maryborough
  • 1639 by the Mary Valley Heritage Railway, Gympie
  • 1649 by the Mary Valley Heritage Railway, Gympie
  • 1650 by the Australian Railway Historical Society, stored at Redbank Railway Workshops
  • 1651 at Redbank Workshops
  • References

    Queensland Railways 1620 class Wikipedia


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