500 Class

 

Road numbers:

53, 508

 

Operator:

CFCL Australia (53); One Rail Australia (508)

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1964

 

Number built:

34

 

Model:

Unknown

 

Manufacturer:

English Electric/South Australian Railways

 

Manufacturing location:

Islington, SA

 

Engine:

EE SRKT

 

Traction power:

373 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Bo-Bo

 

Weight:

56.9 t

 

Length:

11.7 m

The 500 Class entered service with the South Australian Railways in 1964. They were used for shunting and light duties. Several units were later obtained by other operators. Number 53 (originally 533) is still used occasionally for shunting at Islington in South Australia, while number 508 is stored.