ZB Class

 

ZB Class locomotive 2123 on its final run prior to storage at Rogerville, Tasmania, 14 May 2014. Photo: AN Shackle, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

2121, 2123, 2128

 

Operator:

TasRail

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1973

 

Number built:

16

 

Model:

Unknown

 

Manufacturer:

English Electric

 

Manufacturing location:

Rocklea, Qld

 

Engine:

EE 12CSVT

 

Traction power:

1342 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

91.4 t

 

Length:

15.9 m

The ZB Class units were originally Queensland Railways 2350 and 2370 Class members. They were shipped to Tasmania in 1987–88 and reclassified as the ZB Class. In Tasmania they were engaged in main line freight haulage. Two were later rebuilt as the ZP/ZR Class. Another three were sold to South Spur Rail for operation in Western Australia. The last ZB Class unit in service in Tasmania was withdrawn in 2014. Three are stored at East Tamar, near Launceston.