English Electric Growl 

Classes: Z class

Z class

© English Electric Growl / Steve Zvillis

Tasmania. Australia

Z class no. Z2 is seen at Boyer during 1997

© Steve Zvillis

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Introduced
1972-1973
Manufacturer
English Electric Australia, Rocklea Works, Brisbane, Queensland.
Running Numbers
Z1-Z4, 2110-2113
Number Built
4
Locomotive Status
Status
Total
Withdrawn
4
Total
4
Engine
English Electric 12CSVT MKII
Main Generator
English Electric 822/16M
Auxiliary Generator
English Electric 755
Traction Motors
English Electric 558 x 6
Locomotive Brakes
Air, Rheostatic.
Train Brakes
Air
Wheel Arrangement
Co-Co
 
Imperial Metric
Gauge  
 3 ft 6 in
 1067 mm
Minimum Curve  
 264 ft 0 in
 80467 mm
Length  
 55 ft 0 in
 16764 mm
Width  
 9 ft 4 in
 2845 mm
Height  
 12 ft 9 in
 3890 mm
Weight  
 96 tons
 97.5 tonnes
Fuel Capacity  
 1200 Gallons
 5455 Litres
Power Rating  
 2025 / 1800 HP
 1510 / 1343 kW
Tractive Effort (Start)  
 62,000 lbs
 276 kN
Tractive Effort (Cont)  
 54,000 lbs at 10 mph
 240 kN at 16 km/h
Speed  
 60 mph
 96 km/h
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This page was last updated on Sunday March 11th 2018