2170 class unit 2208D and 2250 class 2261, Gladstone, Queensland, 28 September 2010.
2180D–4D, 2188D, 2190D, 2195, 2208D
Aurizon (2182D, 2190D, 2208D ); Queensland Rail (2195); Watco Australia (2180D-1D, 2183D-4D, 2188D)
Year of entry into service:
Commonwealth Engineering/Clyde Engineering
Eagle Farm, Qld
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.