English Electric Growl 

Classes: ZA class

ZA class

© English Electric Growl / Chris Stratton

Tasmania. Australia

With the Hobart skyline in the background, ZA class no. ZA6 prepares to leave Hobart Yard on August 20th 1995

© Chris Stratton

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  • Overview
  • Status
  • Equipment
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  • History
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Introduced
1973-1975
Manufacturer
General Electric Company Australia, Rocklea Works, Brisbane, Queensland.
Running Numbers
ZA1-ZA6, 2114-2118
Number Built
6
Locomotive Status
Status
Total
Stored Unserviceable
1
Withdrawn
1
Preserved
1
Scrapped
3
Total
6
Engine
English Electric 12CSVT MKIII
Main Alternator
Toyo Denki TY WD 10314
Auxiliary Alternator
Toyo Denki TY CD 344A-1A
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  
 56 ft 2 in
 17120 mm
Width  
 9 ft 3 in
 2820 mm
Height  
 12 ft 5¼ in
 3790 mm
Weight  
 90 tons
 91.4 tonnes
Fuel Capacity  
 1400 Gallons
 6365 Litres
Power Rating  
 2550 / 2350 HP
 1902 / 1753 kW
Tractive Effort (Start)  
 62,100 lbs
 276 kN
Tractive Effort (Cont)  
 54,000 lbs at 13 mph
 240 kN at 21 km/h
Speed  
 60 mph
 96 km/h
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