New Zealand DSG class locomotive

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New Zealand DSG class
NZR DSG 3114, Dunedin, NZ.JPG
DSG 3114 in Dunedin.
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-Electric Shunter
BuilderToshiba Heavy Industries, Japan
Build date1981 - 1983
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UICBo-Bo
Gauge3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Length13.5 metres (44 ft 3 in)
Loco weight56 tonnes (55 long tons; 62 short tons)
Prime moverTwo Cummins KTA-1150L
RPM range1800 rpm
Engine typeI6 Diesel engine
GeneratorTwo Toshiba SDT 1144
Traction motorsFour Toshiba SE 2314
Cylinders16
Cylinder size159 mm × 159 mm (6.3 in × 6.3 in)
Performance figures
Maximum speed60 km/h (37 mph)
Power output700 kW (940 hp)
Tractive effort130 kN (29,000 lbf)
Career
Number in class24
NumbersDSG 3005 - 3304
First run1981 - 1983
DispositionIn service

The New Zealand DSG class is a type of diesel-electric shunting locomotive used in New Zealand. The class shares a central cab design with the smaller DSC class shunting locomotive, and is twin-engined. Meanwhile, the very similarly designed, single-engined DSJ class, has a cab that is offset from the centre.

The DSG class shunters were built in four batches from 1981 to 1983 and have seen widespread use throughout New Zealand, particularly in larger yards and for port traffic. They also see service on sections of mainline, performing regional shunt duties in a number of areas.

Class register[edit]

Key: In service On lease Out of service Preserved Overhaul or repair Scrapped
TMS No. Introduction Current Livery[1] Status Allocated to Notes
DSG 3005 March 1981 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3018 March 1981 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3020 March 1981 KiwiRail In service South Island
DSG 3033 March 1981 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3046 March 1981 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3059 March 1981 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3061 March 1982 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3074 March 1982 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3087 March 1982 KiwiRail In service South Island
DSG 3101 March 1982 KiwiRail In service South Island
DSG 3114 March 1982 KiwiRail In service South Island
DSG 3127 March 1982 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3155 June 1982 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3168 June 1982 KiwiRail In service South Island
DSG 3170 June 1982 KiwiRail In service South Island
DSG 3196 June 1982 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3208 June 1982 KiwiRail In service South Island
DSG 3210 June 1982 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3236 October 1983 KiwiRail In service South Island
DSG 3249 October 1983 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3251 October 1983 KiwiRail In service South Island
DSG 3264 October 1983 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3277 October 1983 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSG 3304 October 1983 KiwiRail In service South Island

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand RailTrack". Retrieved 20 May 2011.

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