English Electric Growl 

Classes: RA class

RA class

© English Electric Growl / Chris Stratton

Western Australia

A Wheat train is being unloaded at the terminal at Geraldton on April 18th, 1985. Traction for the day is RA Class, no. RA1911 in the Westrail orange and blue livery

© Chris Stratton

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Introduced
1969-1972, 1984¹, 2008²
Manufacturer
English Electric Australia, Rocklea Works, Brisbane, Queensland.
Running Numbers
RA1906-RA1918¹, RA212²
Number Built
13
Information

3 converted to KA class, 2 later converted from KA to RA Class

 

Note(s)
1
One of the RA class locomotives converted to a standard gauge KA class in 1974, was converted back in 1984
2
One of the RA class locomotives converted to a standard gauge KA class in 1974, was converted back in 2008.
Locomotive Status
Status
Total
Stored Unserviceable
1
Preserved
1
Scrapped
10
Reclassified
1
Total
13
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
Train Brakes
Vacuum
Wheel Arrangement
Co-Co
 
Imperial Metric
Gauge  
 3 ft 6 in
 1067 mm
Minimum Curve  
 264 ft 0 in
 80467 mm
Length  
 56 ft 4 in
 17170 mm
Width  
 9 ft 4 in
 2844 mm
Height  
 13 ft 0 in
 3962 mm
Weight  
 94½ tons
 96 tonnes
Fuel Capacity  
 1232 Gallons
 5600 Litres
Power Rating  
 1950 /1795 HP
 1454 / 1339 kW
Tractive Effort (Start)  
 66,850 lbs
 298 kN
Tractive Effort (Cont)  
 50,900 lbs at 11 mph
 226.9 kN at 17.5 km/h
Speed  
 60 mph
 96 km/h
The RA class history will appear here.

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This page was last updated on Sunday March 11th 2018