Queensland Railways 2130 class

The 2130 class was a class of diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Eagle Farm for Queensland Railways in 1974-1975.

Queensland Railways 2130 class
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderClyde Engineering, Eagle Farm
Serial number74-781 to 74-791
ModelElectro-Motive Diesel GL26AC
Build date1974-1975
Total produced11
Rebuild date2005-2007
Number rebuilt11
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UICCo-Co
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length18.04 metres
Loco weight97.5 tonnes
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel capacity7,273 litres
Prime moverElectro-Motive Diesel 645E
AspirationRoots blower
GeneratorElectro-Motive Diesel AR10
Traction motorsElectro-Motive Diesel D29
CylindersV16
Loco brakeDynamic
Performance figures
Maximum speed80 km/h
Power output1491 kW
Career
OperatorsQueensland Railways
Number in class11
Numbers2130-2140
First runJuly 1974
Current ownerAurizon
Disposition11 in service as 2250 class

HistoryEdit

The 2130 class were an evolution of the 2141 class. They differed by having a flatter roofline to give better clearance when operating under wires. They were financed by the developers of the Saraji coal mine.[1][2][3]

Between 2005 and 2007 all were rebuilt as 2250 class locomotives.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oberg, Leon (1984). Locomotives of Australia 1850s-1980s. Frenchs Forest: Reed Books. pp. 273–274. ISBN 0 730100 05 7.
  2. ^ 2100 Class Queensland's Great Trains
  3. ^ 2130 Class Railpage
  4. ^ Clyde/GM 2100 Class Queensland's Railway Interest Group
  5. ^ 2250 Class Railpage