WAGR T class (diesel)

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Western Australian Government Railways T class
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TA1814 at Albany in July 1986
Specifications
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Tulloch Limited, Rhodes
Model 1CS, 2CS
Build date 1967-70
Total produced 15
AAR wheel arr. C-C
UIC classification Co′Co′
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length 7.57 m (24 ft 10 in)
Locomotive weight 36.75 long tons (37.34 t; 41.16 short tons)
Fuel type Diesel
Prime mover Cummins VT12-825
Engine type V12 diesel
Generator 2 x Brush 250 horsepower (190 kW)
Traction motors T class: Brush 550 hp (410 kW)
TA class: Brush 600 hp (450 kW)
Cylinders 12
Maximum speed 40 mph (64 km/h)
Power output 650 hp (480 kW)
Tractive effort 25,000 lbf (110 kN) (starting)
15,460 lbf (68.8 kN) (continuous)
Career
Operator(s) Western Australian Government Railways
Number in class 15
Number(s) T1801-T1805
TA1806-TA1815
First run July 1967
Preserved T1804, TA1807, TA1808, TA1814
Disposition 1 in service, 4 preserved, 10 scrapped

The T class was a class of diesel locomotives built by Tulloch Limited, Rhodes for the Western Australian Government Railways between 1967 and 1970.

History[edit]

The first five members of the class were fitted with two 250 hp (190 kW) traction motors connected in parallel to a Brush 550 hp (410 kW) main generator. Two further batches of five followed; these locomotives, designated as the TA class, had uprated 600 hp (450 kW) main generators.[1][2][3]

The first was built by Tulloch Limited with the remainder sent to Western Australia in parts and assembled locally.[1] UGL Rail use TA1813 as their shunter at Bassendean.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oberg, Leon (2010). Locomotives of Australia 1850s-2010s. Kenthurst: Rosenberg Publishing. p. 351. ISBN 9781921719011. 
  2. ^ T Class (diesel, WA) Railpage
  3. ^ TA Class (diesel, WA) Railpage
  4. ^ TA1813 West Australian Rails November 2013 page 22
  • Gunzburg, Adrian (1968). WAGR Locomotives 1940–1968. Perth: Australian Railway Historical Society (Western Australian Division). pp. 40, 49. OCLC 219836193. 

External links[edit]

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