Y Class

 

2150, formerly Y1, class leader of the Y Class, Devonport, Tasmania, 18 December 2012. Photo: Slenut, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

2150–1

 

Operator:

TasRail

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1961

 

Number built:

8

 

Model:

Unknown

 

Manufacturer:

Tasmanian Government Railways

 

Manufacturing location:

Launceston, Tas.

 

Engine:

EE SRKT

 

Traction power:

597 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Bo-Bo

 

Weight:

58.9 t

 

Length:

12.7 m

The Tasmanian Y Class were a further-developed version of the X Class, the first mainline diesels to enter service in Australia. After being built by Tasmanian Government Railways at Launceston, the first unit commenced operations in 1961. Later orders brought the total number to eight by the end of 1971. They worked goods trains on the main lines in Tasmania. The two units owned by TasRail are now stored, while others have been preserved.