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Com-Eng Diesel locomotive

Current status - IN OPERATION

Com-Eng Diesel locomotive at Warwick Railway Precinct.
Com-Eng Diesel locomotive at Warwick Railway Precinct.

This 30 ton diesel locomotive was built in 1958 at Com-Eng, Rocklea, Brisbane and spent it's working life at the Mackay Bulk Sugar Terminal. It originally had a Rolls Royce engine but this was replaced with the current Caterpillar engine in 1972.

The loco was purchased from the Mackay Bulk Sugar Terminal by the Southern Downs Steam Railway on 5 May 1999.

It is currently unsuitable for hauling a tourist train as it lacks an air braking system to operate the brakes on the carriages.


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Built: 1958 (Comg-Eng)
Type: Diesel locomotive
Weight: 30 t
Length: 10 m
Gauge: 1,065 mm gauge (3ft 6in)

 

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