Queensland Railways 1600 class

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Queensland Railways 1600 class
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1603 & 1634 climb the Razorback Range on the 'Last Train to Mount Morgan' tour in August 1987
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder English Electric, Rocklea
Serial number A.059 to A.067
A.070 to A.080
Model RSE92C
Build date 1962-1964
Total produced 18
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UIC Co-Co
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length 13.46 m (44 ft 2 in)
Loco weight 62 t (61 long tons; 68 short tons)
Fuel type Diesel
Prime mover English Electric 6CSRKT
Generator English Electric 827
Traction motors English Electric 540
Cylinders 6
Performance figures
Maximum speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Power output 625 kW (838 hp)
Career
Operators Queensland Railways
Number in class 18
Numbers 1600-1617
First run January 1963
Last run April 1991
Preserved 1603, 1604, 1613, 1614, 1616
Disposition 5 preserved, 13 scrapped

The 1600 class was a class of diesel locomotives built by English Electric, Rocklea for Queensland Railways between 1962 and 1964.

History[edit]

The 1600 class were built as branch line locomotives. They were initially based at Alpha in Central West Queensland.[1][2][3] The class was withdrawn in 1991.

Five have been preserved:[2]

Gallery[edit]

1603 & 1634 south of Mount Morgan in August 1987 
1604 crossing the westbound Midlander in September 1989 
1600 & 1645 cross in September 1989 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oberg, Leon (1984). Locomotives of Australia 1850s-1980s. Frenchs Forest: Reed Books. p. 240. ISBN 0 730100 05 7. 
  2. ^ a b 1600, 1620 Class Queensland's Great Trains
  3. ^ English Electric 1600 Class Queensland's Railway Interest Group
  4. ^ Diesel locomotives Bellarine Railway
  5. ^ Archer Park Rail Museum Archived 19 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Rockhampton Regional Council
  6. ^ 1600 Class Diesel Electric Archived 24 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway