DBZ Class

 

DBZ2312 and P2512, Broomehill, Western Australia, 17 December 2011. Photo: Daryle Phillips, Wiimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

DBZ2301–13

 

Operator:

Aurizon (DBZ2309–DBZ2311); CBH Group (DBZ2301–DBZ2308, DBZ2312–DBZ2313)

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1982

 

Number built:

13

 

Model:

G26C-2

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Rosewater, SA

 

Engine:

EMD 645E

 

Traction power:

1491 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

108.0 t

 

Length:

18.0 m

These units were an updated version of the Western Australian D and DA Classes. They entered service as the DB Class, but were later reclassified as the DBZ Class when upgraded. Their main service has been in mineral haulage. Some units are operational but most of the class are now stored at Forrestfield in Perth.