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Queensland Government Railways

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1956. 1500 h.p. diesel-electric main line locomotive.

The locomotive of 1956 illustrated was one of ten built for the Queensland Government Railways 3 ft. 6 in. gauge system. The diesel-electric equipment for these " Co-Co " locomotives was built by the English Electric Co. Ltd., and the mechanical parts by the Vulcan Foundry Ltd. They weighed 88 tons in working order and had a maximum axle loading of 15 tons. They had a maximum effort of 50,000 lb. with a continuous tractive effort of 30,000 lb. at 12.4 m.p.h. their maximum permissible service speed being 45 m.p.h. [1]

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