English Electric Growl 

Classes: ZB class

ZB class

© English Electric Growl / Stuart Dix

Tasmania. Australia

ZB Class no. 2124 was sold to South Spur Rail and stripped of all reusable components before it was scrapped. On April 13th 2004, the stripped carcass is seen just days before disposal at East Tamar sidings

© Stuart Dix

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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Withdrawn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