900 Class

 

Genesee & Wyoming Australia 906 with a grain train at Port Lincoln railway station, on the narrow gauge Eyre Peninsula Railway, 18 April 2017. Photo: Bahnfrend, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

901–7

 

Operator:

Genesee & Wyoming Australia

 

Gauge:

1067 mm; 1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1991

 

Number built:

8

 

Model:

DL531

 

Manufacturer:

AE Goodwin

 

Manufacturing location:

Auburn, NSW

 

Engine:

Alco 251B

 

Traction power:

671 kW (902–907); 708 kW (901)

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

70.0 t (902, 904–907); 71.5 t (901, 903)

 

Length:

13.5 m

The 900 Class is comprised of former DL531 units: the 830 Class, 48 Class and Silverton locomotive number 27. They were rebuilt as the DA Class in the 1990s and later renumbered as the 900 Class. They are mostly used in general freight service on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.