1600 Class

 

Genesee & Wyoming Australia locomotives 1601, 902, 873 and 850 departing from Thevenard, South Australia, on the Eyre Peninsula Railway with a train of gypsum empties bound for the Lake MacDonnell mine at Kevin, near Penong, 17 April 2017. Photo: Bahnfrend, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

1601, 1603, 1606

 

Operator:

Genesee & Wyoming Australia

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1971

 

Number built:

6

 

Model:

J22C

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Granville, NSW

 

Engine:

EMD 645E

 

Traction power:

1119 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

67.1 t

 

Length:

14.0 m

The 1600 Class originally entered service in 1971 as NJ Class narrow gauge units with Commonwealth Railways. After the opening of the standard gauge line to Alice Springs in 1980 they were transferred to work on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, where they continue to operate.