Queensland Railways 1502 class

The 1502 class was a class of diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Eagle Farm for Queensland Railways between 1967 and 1969.

Queensland Railways 1502 class
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Former 1506 operating for Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia in April 2012
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderClyde Engineering, Eagle Farm
ModelElectro-Motive Diesel G22
Build date1967-1969
Total produced29
RebuilderHutt Workshops
Rebuild date1996-1998
Number rebuilt4
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UICCo-Co
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length16.26 metres (53 ft 4 in)
Loco weight91.4 tonnes (90.0 long tons; 100.8 short tons)
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel capacity6,364 litres (1,400 imp gal; 1,681 US gal)
Prime moverElectro-Motive Diesel 645E
Engine typeV12 Diesel engine
GeneratorElectro-Motive Diesel D32
Traction motorsElectro-Motive Diesel D29
Cylinders12
Cylinder size(?)
Performance figures
Maximum speed112 km/h (70 mph)
Tractive effort1,119 kW (1,501 hp)
Career
OperatorsQueensland Rail
Number in class29
Numbers1502-1530
DeliveredOctober 1967
Current ownerTasRail
Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia
QR National
Interail
Australian Railroad Group
Disposition11 in service, 17 stored, 2 scrapped

HistoryEdit

The 1502 class was an evolution of the 1460 class fitted with a more powerful Electro-Motive Diesel 645E engine and upgraded generators and traction motors.[1] They operated services in South East Queensland including suburban trains in Brisbane.[2]

In 1996 four were sold to Tranz Rail in New Zealand. After rebuilding at Hutt Workshops, they were placed in service with the Australian Transport Network in Tasmania as the DQ2000 class.[3][4][5]

All had been withdrawn by 1999. In 2002 six were overhauled and fitted with 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge bogies from FreightCorp 49 class locomotives for use by Interail in New South Wales as the 423 class.[6][7]

In 2005 seven have been exported to Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia, Chile.[2] In 2006 two were rebuilt and transferred to Australian Railroad Group for use in Western Australia as the AD class.[8]

 
Tasrail 2002 in 2015.

Class registerEdit

Number Introduced Withdrawn Status/Notes
1502 October 1967 2015 Modified by Tranz Rail as QR 3032. Operated by Tasrail in Tasmania as DQ 2004.[9] Now withdrawn.
1503 October 1967 2011 Now scrapped.
1504 November 1967 June 2011 Rebuilt as 42301 for Interail.[10] Now withdrawn.
1505 December 1967 1999 Now scrapped in 2011
1506 December 1967 Now rebuilt and operated by FCAB in Chile as their No. 1452.[11]
1507 December 1967 June 2011 Rebuilt as 42302 for Interail.[12] Now withdrawn.
1508 December 1967 2015 Rebuilt by Tranz Rail as DQ 6036. Operated by TasRail in Tasmania as DQ 2003.[13] Now withdrawn.
1509 January 1968 1999 Now stored in Antofagasta
1510 February 1968 1999 Now stored in Antofagasta.
1511 March 1968 1999 Now stored in Antofagasta.
1512 December 1967 Now rebuilt and operated by FCAB in Chile as their No. 1456.[14]
1513 April 1968 Rebuilt by the Australian Railroad Group in Western Australia as AD 1520. Now owned by APEX Industrial and shipped to South Africa.[15][16][17]
1514 April 1968 Rebuilt by the Australian Railroad Group in Western Australia as AD 1520. Now owned by APEX Industrial and shipped to South Africa.[18][19][20]
1515 April 1968 1999 Now stored in Antofagasta.
1516 May 1968 1999 Now stored in Antofagasta.
1517 May 1968 Now rebuilt and operated by FCAB in Chile as their No. 1454.[21]
1518 May 1968 June 2011 Rebuilt as 42303 for Interail.[22] Now withdrawn.
1519 June 1968 Now rebuilt and operated by FCAB in Chile as their No. 1457.[23]
1520 June 1968 June 2011 Rebuilt as 42306 for QR National.[24] Now withdrawn.
1521 July 1968 Rebuilt by Tranz Rail as DQ 15215. Later renumbered as DQ 6007. Operated by TasRail in Tasmania as DQ 2001.[25]
1522 November 1968 Rebuilt by Tranz Rail as DQ 6013. Operated by TasRail in Tasmania as DQ 2002.[26]
1523 November 1968 Now rebuilt and operated by FCAB in Chile as their No. 1455.[27]
1524 December 1968 June 2011 Rebuilt as 42304 for Interail.[28] Now withdrawn.
1525 February 1969 Now rebuilt and operated by FCAB in Chile as their No. 1453.[29]
1526 February 1969 June 2011 Rebuilt as 42305 for QR National.[30] Now withdrawn.
1527 May 1969 1999 Now stored in Antofagasta.
1528 June 1969 1999 Now stored in Antofagasta.
1529 July 1969 1999 Now Stored in Antofagasta
1530 August 1969 Now rebuilt and operated by FCAB in Chile as their No. 1458.[31]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oberg, Leon (1984). Locomotives of Australia 1850s - 1980s. Frenchs Forest: Reed Books. p. 249. ISBN 0 730100 05 7.
  2. ^ a b English Electric 1502 Class Queensland's Great Trains
  3. ^ 1502 Class Queensland's Railway Interest Group
  4. ^ DQ class Railpage
  5. ^ DQ Class Rail Tasmania
  6. ^ 423 Class Railpage
  7. ^ 423 Class Vicsig
  8. ^ AD Class Railpage
  9. ^ "1502 Class". Queensland's Great Trains. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  10. ^ "1502 Class". Queensland's Great Trains. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
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  14. ^ "1502 Class". Queensland's Great Trains. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  15. ^ "AD1520 - AD Class (ARG)". Railpage. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  16. ^ "AD1520 Palmyra". Flickr. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  17. ^ "AD1520 1521 Fremantle". Flickr. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  18. ^ "AD1521 - AD Class (ARG)". Railpage. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  19. ^ "SOUTH AFRICA BOUND". Flickr. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  20. ^ "AD1520 1521 Fremantle". Flickr. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
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  30. ^ "1502 Class". Queensland's Great Trains. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  31. ^ "1502 Class". Queensland's Great Trains. Retrieved 18 December 2017.