Queensland Railways 2470 class

The 2470 class was a class of diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Eagle Farm for Queensland Railways between 1980 and 1983.

Queensland Railways 2470 class
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2498 at Corinda in February 1998
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderClyde Engineering, Eagle Farm
Serial number81-976 to 81-988
81-999
81-1006 to 81-1009
82-1126 to 82-1145
ModelEMD GL22C-2
Build date1980–1983
Total produced38
RebuilderRedbank Railway Workshops
Rebuild date2000–2002
Number rebuilt6
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UICCo-Co
Gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length18.04 m (59 ft 2 in)
Loco weight91.8 t (90.4 long tons; 101.2 short tons)
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel capacity6,364 L (1,400 imp gal; 1,681 US gal)
Prime moverEMD 12-645E
Engine typeV12 Diesel engine
AspirationRoots blower
GeneratorEMD AR6-D14
Traction motorsEMD D29
Cylinders12
Performance figures
Power output1,119 kW (1,501 hp)
Career
OperatorsQueensland Railways
Number in class38
Numbers2470–2507
First runDecember 1980
Current ownerAurizon
Disposition30 in service, 6 in service as 2300 class, 1 stored, 1 under overhaul

HistoryEdit

The 2470 class were an evolution of the 2450 class. They differed in having lighter alternators and smaller fuel tanks.[1][2][3][4] A 2470 class was built by Clyde Engineering for the Townsville Harbour Board, this was later sold to Queensland Rail and renumbered as 2507.

Between 2000 and 2002, six were rebuilt as 2300 class locomotives at Redbank Railway Workshops.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oberg, Leon (1984). Locomotives of Australia 1850s-1980s. Frenchs Forest: Reed Books. pp. 283–284. ISBN 0 730100 05 7.
  2. ^ 1550, 2400, 2300, 2500 Class Queensland's Great Trains
  3. ^ Clyde/GM 2400 Class Queensland's Railway Interest Group
  4. ^ 2470 Class Railpage
  5. ^ Clyde/GM 2300 Class Queensland's Railway Interest Group
  6. ^ 2300 Class Railpage
 
2493 hauls a short container train across the Standard Gauge line to Sydney at Yeerongpilly in 1987