English Electric Growl 

Classes: R class

R class

© English Electric Growl / Phil Melling

Western Australia

A sleeper train from Geraldton to Mullewa is seen powering through Kojarena on November 8th 2003 hauled by R Class no. R1902

© Phil Melling

  • Overview
  • Status
  • Equipment
  • Specifications
  • History
  • Photographs
Introduced
1968
Manufacturer
English Electric Australia, Rocklea Works, Brisbane, Queensland.
Running Numbers
R1901-R1905
Number Built
5
Locomotive Status
Status
Total
Scrapped
5
Total
5
Engine
English Electric 12CSVT MKII
Main Generator
English Electric 822/16J
Auxiliary Generator
English Electric 755
Traction Motors
English Electric 548 x 6
Locomotive Brakes
Air, Rheostatic
Train Brakes
Vacuum
Wheel Arrangement
Co-Co
 
Imperial Metric
Gauge  
 4 ft 8 in
 1067 mm
Minimum Curve  
 264 ft 0 in
 80467 mm
Length  
 52 ft 10 in
 16104 mm
Width  
 9 ft 4 in
 2844 mm
Height  
 13 ft 0 in
 3962 mm
Weight  
 88 / 93 tons
 89.63 / 94.05 tonnes
Fuel Capacity  
 902 / 1232 Gallons
 4100 / 5600 litres
Power Rating  
 1950 / 1795 HP
 1454 / 1338 kW
Tractive Effort (Start)  
 58,888 / 62,870 lbs
 262.5 / 275.8 kN
Tractive Effort (Cont)  
 50,900lbs at 11 mph
 226.9 kN at 17.5 km/h
Speed  
 60 mph
 96 km/h

The ´R class´ history will appear here.

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This page was last updated on Sunday March 11th 2018