1200 Class

 

NREC 1200 Class locomotive 1201, Cootamundra, New South Wales, 3 January 2018.

Road numbers:

1201–2

 

Operator:

National Railway Equipment Company

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2013

 

Number built:

2

 

Model:

3GS24C-DE-AU

 

Manufacturer:

National Railway Equipment Company

 

Manufacturing location:

Mt Vernon, Illinois, USA

 

Engine:

Three Cummins QSK19C

 

Traction power:

1602 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

114.0 t

 

Length:

18.6 m

The National Railway Equipment Company in the United States built these locomotives as demonstration units and offered them to companies wanting to trial GenSet (generator set) locomotive technology. GenSet involves the use of multiple smaller engines instead of one large engine. Different engines can be started and stopped independently, making them more efficient when used for shunting and light duties. Although these two units underwent trials in 2013 they did not enter service immediately and were stored. They were transferred to Cootamundra in New South Wales in 2017.