WRA Class

 

WRA005 and WRA006 running light engine towards Brisbane, Murphys Creek, 16 July 2020.

Road numbers:

WRA001–0

 

Operator:

Watco Australia

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2019

 

Number built:

8 (Not all in service yet)

 

Model:

GT22LC-3

 

Manufacturer:

National Railway Equipment Company

 

Manufacturing location:

Mt Vernon, Illinois, USA

 

Engine:

EMD 12-645E3B

 

Traction power:

1600 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

94.5 t

 

Length:

17.0 m

 

These locomotives were purchased for Watco Australia’s grain haualge in Queensland. They are similar to Aurizon’s 2300 Class. The first units arrived in 2019 and were transferred to Watco Australia's depot at Warwick. They are now based at Mackay.