BRM class

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BRM class
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-Electric
Builder Southern Shorthaul Railroad, Bendigo Workshops
Model GT26C
Build date 2012-2013
Total produced 2
Configuration Co-Co
Gauge Standard 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length 17.37 metres
Width 2.96 metres
Height 4.36 metres
Locomotive weight 140 tonnes (310,000 lb)
Prime mover EMD 16-645E3C
Alternator Electro-Motive Division 710
Traction motors Electro-Motive Division D78
Performance figures
Maximum speed 115 km/h (71 mph)
Power output 2,461 kW (3,300 hp)
Operator(s) Consolidated Rail Leasing
Class BRM
Number in class 2
Number(s) BRM001-BRM002
Delivered 2012-2013
First run 2012
Current owner Consolidated Rail Leasing

The BRM class is a diesel electric locomotive designed and built in-house by Southern Shorthaul Railroad in Australia. It is an evolution of the VL class built by Avteq for Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia. Features include Wabtec Fastbrake and QES3 traction control.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Southern Shorthaul Railroad - Wagon and Locomotive Manufacture, Maintenance and Operations". Railway Technology. 2012. 
  2. ^ "Feature Vehicle: The Consolidated Rail Leasing BRM Class locomotives" Railway Digest June 2013 page 44

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