English Electric Growl 

Classes: ZB class

ZB class

© English Electric Growl / Phil Melling

Western Australia

A recently repainted ZB class no. 2129 is seen at Yerecoin on July 18th 2004

© Phil Melling

  • Overview
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  • Equipment
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Introduced
1987
Reclassified by
TasRail, Launceston Workshops, Launceston, Tasmania.
Running Numbers
ZB1-ZB16, 2120-2129
Number Reclassified
16
Information

2 have been rebuilt as ZR class

Locomotive Status
Status
Total
Stored Unserviceable
1
Withdrawn
2
Preserved
1
Scrapped
10
Reclassified
2
Total
16
Engine
English Electric 12CSVT MKIII
Main Alternator
Toyo Denki TY WD 10314
Auxiliary Alternator
Toyo Denki TY CD 344A-4A
Traction Motors
English Electric 548 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  
 2630 / 2350 HP
 1970 / 1753 kW
Tractive Effort (Start)  
 77,950 lbs
 347 kN
Tractive Effort (Cont)  
 50,400 lbs at 14½ mph
 276 kN at 23 km/h
Speed  
 60 mph
 96 km/h
The ´ZB class´ history will appear here.

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This page was last updated on Sunday March 11th 2018