WAGR T class (diesel)

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Western Australian Government Railways T class
TA1814 at Albany in July 1986
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Tulloch Limited, Rhodes
Model 1CS, 2CS
Build date 1967-1970
Total produced 15
 • AAR C-C
 • UIC Co′Co′
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length 7.57 m (24 ft 10 in)
Loco 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
Performance figures
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)
Operators Western Australian Government Railways
Number in class 15
Numbers T1801-T1805
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.


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]


  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. 

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