Queensland Railways 1150 class

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Queensland Railways 1150 class
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder GE Transportation
A Goninan & Co
Build date 1952-56
Total produced 13
Specifications
UIC classification Co-Co
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length 16.07 m (52 ft 9 in)
Locomotive weight 90 t (89 long tons; 99 short tons)
Fuel type Diesel
Prime mover Cooper Bessemer FVL12T
Generator General Electric GT587
Traction motors General Electric 756
Performance figures
Maximum speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Power output 820 kW (1,100 hp)
Tractive effort 263 kN (59,000 lbf)
Career
Operator(s) Queensland Railways
Number in class 13
Number(s) 1150-1162
First run 6 November 1952
Last run 17 November 1987
Preserved 1150, 1159
Disposition 2 preserved, 11 scrapped

The 1150 class were a class of diesel locomotive built by GE Transportation and A Goninan & Co for Queensland Railways between 1952 and 1956.

History[edit]

The 1150 class were the first mainline diesels purchased by Queensland Railways. Ten hooded locomotives built by GE Transportation, Erie, Pennsylvania in 1952/53. They were initially numbered 1210-1219. In 1956 they were renumbered as the 1300 class. In 1956 an additional three were delivered by A Goninan & Co, Broadmeadow.[1][2]

In 1962 1306 became the first diesel locomotive in Queensland to log 1 million miles. In 1965 they were again renumbered as the 1150 class.[1] They were initially used in the Darling Downs region to haul wheat, then on the North Coast line and the Western line. In the 1980s the six remaining units were based at Townsville.[1]

Withdrawal & disposal[edit]

The first unit was withdrawn in 1975 with the final six withdrawn in 1987.[2]

Two units have been preserved:[3][4]

Fleet summary[edit]

1210
class
number
1300
class
number
1150
class
number
Builder Model Serial
number
In service Withdrawn Scrapped Notes
1210 1300 1150 GE Transportation U-100T 31090 6 November 1952 17 November 1987 Preserved
1211 1301 1151 GE Transportation U-100T 31091 18 November 1952 19 June 1979 September 1986
1212 1302 1152 GE Transportation U-100T 31092 11 December 1952 16 November 1987 December 1990
1213 1303 1153 GE Transportation U-100T 31093 11 June 1952 17 January 1977 December 1990
1214 1304 1154 GE Transportation U-100T 31094 27 November 1952 18 November 1987 December 1990
1215 1305 1155 GE Transportation U-100T 31095 21 November 1952 21 November 1975 June 1983
1216 1306 1156 GE Transportation U-100T 31096 3 December 1952 16 November 1987 December 1990
1217 1307 1157 GE Transportation U-100T 31097 30 January 1953 27 June 1986 September 1986
1218 1308 1158 GE Transportation U-100T 31098 5 February 1953 3 September 1977 September 1986
1219 1309 1159 GE Transportation U-100T 31099 3 February 1953 16 November 1987 Preserved
- 1310 1160 A Goninan & Co U-T100 M2013 28 April 1956 5 November 1986 December 1990
- 1311 1161 A Goninan & Co U-T100 M2014 8 June 1956 22 August 1977 December 1989
- 1312 1162 A Goninan & Co U-T100 M2015 19 June 1956 16 November 1987 December 1990

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Oberg, Leon (2007). Locomotives of Australia: 1850s-2007. Rosenberg Publishing. p. 265-266. ISBN 1877058548. 
  2. ^ a b Goninan/IGE 1150 Class Queensland's Railway Interest Group
  3. ^ 1150 Class Queensland's Great Trains
  4. ^ Diesel Locomotives Association of Tourist Railways Queensland 13 March 2011