DL Class                             

 

DL Class locomotive number DL4 at Normanton, Queensland, 8 July 2008.

Road numbers:

DL4

 

Operator:

Queensland Rail

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1939

 

Number built:

4

 

Model:

Unknown

 

Manufacturer:

Walkers Limited

 

Manufacturing location:

Maryborough, Qld

 

Engine:

Gardner 6L3

 

Traction power:

114 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

2-6-2

 

Weight:

17.8 t

 

Length:

6.3 m

Four members of the DL Class entered service, with the final two units commencing operations in 1961, 22 years after class leader DL1, which had been the first diesel locomotive to enter service with a government railway in Australia. They were initially deployed for service on light lines in Far North Queensland and were later used in shunting work. DL4 is based at Normanton, where it is on standby for service on the Gulflander.