FL Class

 

FL220 arrives at Platform 1, Central station, Sydney, 8 June 2015.

Road numbers:

FL220

 

Operator:

Watco Australia

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1970

 

Number built:

1

 

Model:

J26C-2SS

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Granville, NSW

 

Engine:

EMD 645E

 

Traction power:

1491 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

109.7 t

 

Length:

17.2 m

FL220 entered service with the Department of Railways in New South Wales in 1970 as 422 Class member 42220. During 1980 it was rebuilt by Clyde Engineering with Super Series wheelslip control technology and a range of other modifications. It was sold to CFCL Australia in 2001 and was renumbered FL220. Watco Australia purchased it in 2016 for use in Western Australia.