English Electric Growl 

Classes: ZR class

ZR class

© English Electric Growl / Steve Bromley

Tasmania. Australia

With the River Derwent in the background Train No.31 is seen in the Bundella area hauled by ZR Class no. 2101, DQ Class no. 2011 and D Class no. 2021 on October 19th, 2004

© Steve Bromley

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Rebuilt
1996, 1997
Rebuilt By
Australian National, Whyalla, South Australia or
TasRail, East Tamar Junction Workshops, Launceston, Tasmania.
Running Numbers
ZR1, ZR2, 2101
Number Rebuilt
2
Information

1 reclassified as ZP class

 

Note(s)
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Both locomotives were converted from damaged ZB class locomotives. After initially being given the same class designation, they were separated to highlight the design differences.
Locomotive Status
Status
Total
Withdrawn
1
Reclassified
1
Total
2
Engine
English Electric 12CSVT MKIII
Main Alternator
Toyo Denki TY WD 10314
Auxiliary Alternator
Toyo Denki TY CD 344A-1A
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  
 52 ft 9 in
 15697 mm
Width  
 9 ft 3 in
 2820 mm
Height  
 12 ft 3½ in
 3747 mm
Weight  
 96 tons
 97.5 tonnes
Fuel Capacity  
 1200 Gallons
 5455 Litres
Power Rating  
 2640 / 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 ´ZR class´ history will appear here.

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This page was last updated on Sunday March 11th 2018