2470 Class

 

2470 Class locomotive 2500D and 1720 Class locomotive 1738D with The Westlander, Charleville, Queensland, 4 January 2008.

Road numbers:

2470D, 2471–4, 2475D–7D, 2478H, 2479D–83D, 2484H–5H, 2487H–98H, 2499D–2501D

 

Operator:

Aurizon (2470D, 2475D–7D, 2478H, 2479D–83D, 2484H, 2487H–9H, 2491H–4H, 2496H–8H, 2499D–501D); Queensland Rail (2471–4, 2485H, 2490H)

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1980

 

Number built:

38

 

Model:

GL22C-2

 

Manufacturer:

Commonwealth Engineering/Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Eagle Farm, Qld

 

Engine:

EMD 645E

 

Traction power:

1119 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

91.4 t

 

Length:

17.0 m

Originally used for hauling coal trains, the 2470 Class now work mostly in general freight traffic. All members of the class were converted to driver only operation during the 1990s, indicated by the ‘D’ suffix in the locomotive designation. Later some members of the class were fitted with dual control for sugar cane traffic, indicated by the ‘H’ suffix. Six members of the class were rebuilt as the 2300 Class.