Diesel Tilt Train

DTD5404 leading a Brisbane-bound diesel Tilt Train approaching Northgate in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, 15 January 2018.

Road numbers:

DTDT5401–2, DTD5404–9, DTB4701, DTB7408, DTL7402–4, DTC7405, DTC7412, DTP7406–7, DTP7413–14

 

Operator:

Queensland Rail

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2003

 

Number built:

Nine power cars; unknown passenger carriages

 

Manufacturer:

Downer EDI/Hitachi

 

Manufacturing location:

Maryborough, Qld

 

Engine:

MTU 12V396

 

Traction power:

2700 kW

 

Weight:

60.0 t (DTD: Power car); 42.0 t (DTL: sitting car; DTP: sitting car with access for people with disabilities, DTC: dining/lounge car, DTB: luggage/crew car)

 

Length:

20.1 m (DTD: Power car); 21.5 m (DTL: sitting car, DTP: sitting car with access for people with disabilities, DTC: dining/lounge car, DTB: luggage/crew car)

 

Seats:

39 (DTL: sitting car); 33 (DTP: sitting car with access for people with disabilities)

The diesel Tilt Train is an adaptation of the earlier electric Tilt Train in Queensland. Their introduction extended the range of the Tilt Train to Cairns. Each train consists of two power cars, one at each end of the train, with up to seven passenger carriages. They have a maximum operating speed of 160 km/h, but have reached higher speeds in trials. Power car DTD5403 was scrapped following an accident in 2008. Diesel Tilt Train services between Brisbane and Cairns are named the Spirit of Queensland.