600 Class

 

GreenTrains locomotive 602, Parkes, New South Wales, 18 April 2013.

Road numbers:

602–3

 

Operator:

Southern Shorthaul Railroad

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1965

 

Number built:

7

 

Model:

DL541

 

Manufacturer:

AE Goodwin

 

Manufacturing location:

Auburn, NSW

 

Engine:

Alco 251B

 

Traction power:

1342 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

112.3 t

 

Length:

16.6 m

South Australian Railways introduced the 600 Class in 1965, using the same DL541 model as the New South Wales 45 Class. Their initial service was construction work on conversion of the line between Port Pirie and Broken Hill to standard gauge. They later saw standard gauge service on various duties, mostly in South Australia but also in New South Wales. Four were later rebuilt as the BU Class.