TR Class

 

Locomotives TR10 and TR15 at the head of a container train, Brighton Transport Hub, Tasmania, 30 December 2015.

Road numbers:

TR01–17

 

Operator:

TasRail

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2014

 

Number built:

17

 

Model:

PR22L

 

Manufacturer:

Progress Rail

 

Manufacturing location:

Patterson, Georgia, USA

 

Engine:

Caterpillar 3512CHD

 

Traction power:

1492 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

96.0 t (low); 108.0 t (high)

 

Length:

18.1 m

Seventeen TR Class locomotives were built in the United States, and all entered service with TasRail in 2014. Their weight is able to be modified for service on the Melba line by removing a one tonne block from each of the four corners and restricting the amount of fuel carried. They now operate most of Tasmania’s freight train services.