2300 Class

 

2300 Class locomotive 2392 and 1720 Class locomotive 1763D depart Longreach, Queensland, with the Spirit of the Outback, 3 January 2008.

Road numbers:

2331, 2335, 2338, 2353, 2355, 2358, 2360, 2362–3, 2365, 2371, 2387, 2389–92

 

Operator:

Aurizon

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1997

 

Number built:

60

 

Model:

GTL22CU

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering/Queensland Rail

 

Manufacturing location:

Redbank, Qld

 

Engine:

EMD 645E3C

 

Traction power:

1678 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

94.5 t

 

Length:

17.0 m

Members of the 1550, 2400, 2450 and 2470 Classes were rebuilt at Redbank Workshops in Brisbane from 1997 to 2002 to form the 2300 Class. They are used in a range of general duties throughout Queensland. Seven units were transferred to Western Australia and reclassified as the DFZ Class.