KA Class

 

RA1918 at the Bassendean Railway Museum in Perth, Western Australia, 13 April 2006. This locomotive entered service as a narrow gauge unit. It was later fitted with standard gauge bogies and renumbered KA 213, but was reconverted back to narrow gauge by Westrail in 1984. It was withdrawn from service in 1991. Photo: Hugh Llewellyn, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

KA211

 

Operator:

UGL

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1971

 

Number built:

3

 

Model:

Unknown

 

Manufacturer:

English Electric

 

Manufacturing location:

Rocklea, Qld

 

Engine:

EE 12CSVT

 

Traction power:

1342 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

94.5 t

 

Length:

15.9 m

The KA Class entered service as Western Australian Government Railways RA Class. Three of the RA Class members were converted to standard gauge and reclassified as the KA Class, although two eventually returned to narrow gauge. Most were scrapped, but KA211 is used as an engine-test bed by UGL at Bassendean in Perth and RA1918 (which had borne the number KA213) is preserved at Bassendean Railway Museum.