Comalco GT26C Class

 

Road numbers:

L277, LZ3120

 

Operator:

Aurizon (LZ3120); Southern Shorthaul Railroad (L277)

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1972

 

Number built:

2

 

Model:

GT26C

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Granville, NSW

 

Engine:

EMD 645E3

 

Traction power:

2237 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

137.0 t

 

Length:

19.4 m

Comalco obtained two locomotives, numbered R1001 and R1002, for use at Weipa in Far North Queensland. They were based on the Western Australian L Class. Both units were later sold, with R1001 being renumbered L277 and used in New South Wales, while R1002 was renumbered as Lw276 and then LZ3120, and used in Western Australia.