Queensland Railways 2141 class

The 2141 class was a class of diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Eagle Farm for Queensland Railways in 1973.

Queensland Railways 2141 class
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderClyde Engineering, Eagle Farm
Serial number73-771 to 73-778
ModelElectro-Motive Diesel GL26AC
Build date1973
Total produced8
Rebuild date2005-2007
Number rebuilt8
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UICCo-Co
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length18.04 m (59 ft 2 in)
Loco weight97.5 t (96.0 long tons; 107.5 short tons)
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel capacity7,273 L (1,600 imp gal; 1,921 US gal)
Prime moverElectro-Motive Diesel 645E
Engine typeV16 Diesel engine
AspirationRoots blower
GeneratorElectro-Motive Diesel AR10
Traction motorsElectro-Motive Diesel D29
Cylinders16
Loco brakeDynamic
Performance figures
Maximum speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Power output1,491 kW (1,999 hp)
Career
OperatorsQueensland Railways
Numbers2141-2148
First runJuly 1974
Current ownerAurizon disposition = 6 in service as 2250 class, 2 stored

HistoryEdit

The 2141 class were an evolution of the 2100 class. They differed by having AC alternators instead of DC generators. They were financed by the developers of the Greenvale nickel mine and were initially confined to the 229-kilometre (142 mi) Townsville to Greenvale line. They were initially numbered as the 2200 class, before being renumbered as the 2141 class in May 1982 to make the series available for the 2170 class.[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. p. 273. ISBN 0 730100 05 7.
  2. ^ 2100 Class Queensland's Great Trains
  3. ^ 2141 Class Railpage
  4. ^ Clyde/GM 2100 Class Queensland's Railway Interest Group
  5. ^ 2250 Class Railpage