DAZ Class

 

DAZ1901 (left) travelling out of Wickepin Yard on the way to Narrogin and then to Avon Yard, passing CBH001 loading grain, 23 October 2013. Photo: JarrahTree, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

DAZ1901

 

Operator:

Aurizon

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1972

 

Number built:

6

 

Model:

G26C

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Granville, NSW

 

Engine:

EMD 645E

 

Traction power:

1491 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

97.6 t

 

Length:

17.2 m

The DAZ Class units entered service in Western Australia as the DA Class. They were intended for general duties, and were extensively used for grain haulage. DAZ1901, which was originally class leader DA1571, is now the only member of the class in Western Australia and is used for training purposes. Five were sold for service in South Africa.