WRB Class

 

Road numbers:

WRB2180–WRB2181, WRB2183

 

Operator:

Watco Australia

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2020

 

Number built:

3

 

Model:

GL26C-2

 

Manufacturer:

Comeng/Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Eagle Farm, Qld

 

Engine:

EMD 645E

 

Traction power:

1491 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

97.5 t

 

Length:

17.04 m

 

Watco Australia's WRB Class were originally 2170 Class locomotives used for Queensland coal haulage. Seventeen members of the class were exported for operation in South Africa, although five returned to Australia in 2019 for service with Watco Australia, and three were later renumbered as the WRB Class.