DQ Class

 

TasRail DQ Class locomotive 2002 outside the Port of Burnie. This unit was originally a Queensland Railways 1502 Class locomotive, 16 November 2015. Photo: Gary Houston, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

2001–2006, 2008–12

 

Operator:

TasRail

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1998

 

Number built:

12

 

Model:

G22C

 

Manufacturer:

Hutt Railway Workshops

 

Manufacturing location:

Gracefield, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

 

Engine:

EMD 645C

 

Traction power:

1119 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

91.5 t

 

Length:

15.0 m

TasRail’s DQ Class is comprised of twelve rebuilt former Queensland Railways 1460 and 1502 Class units. Their service in Tasmania began in 1998. The remaining operational units are mostly used on Melba line services, but they also work as shunters in Burnie and Devonport.