2170 Class

 

2170 class unit 2208D and 2250 class 2261, Gladstone, Queensland, 28 September 2010.

Road numbers:

2180D–4D, 2188D, 2190D, 2195A, 2208D

 

Operator:

Aurizon (2182D, 2190D, 2208D ); Queensland Rail (2195A); Watco Australia (2180D-1D, 2183D-4D, 2188D)

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1982

 

Number built:

45

 

Model:

GL26C-2

 

Manufacturer:

Commonwealth Engineering/Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Eagle Farm, Qld

 

Engine:

EMD 645E

 

Traction power:

1491 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

97.5 t

 

Length:

17.0 m

Originally used in coal haulage, the 2170 Class were replaced on these duties by electrification of some Queensland coal lines. All members of the class have been modified for driver only operation. The remaining units are now mostly used for general freight duties in Queensland. Seventeen of the class were exported for operation in South Africa, although five returned to Australia in 2019 for service with Watco Australia.