CD Class

 

Road numbers:

4041, 4104, 4444, 4571, 4634, 4692

 

Operator:

Martinus Rail

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1978

 

Number built:

85

 

Model:

G22AR

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Rosewater, SA

 

Engine:

EMD 645E

 

Traction power:

1119 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

A1A-A1A

 

Weight:

82.5 t

 

Length:

13.1 m

These units were obtained by Martinus Rail to assist with construction of the railway to the Carmichael Mine in Queensland. They were purchased from KiwiRail, where they had operated as the DC Class. Originally built as DA Class units by General Motors in Canada, they were rebuilt from 1978 to 1983, by Clyde Engineering in South Australia. In New Zealand their service was in general freight and passenger train haulage on both the North Island and the South Island.