QR 2200 class

 
  raymond Deputy Commissioner

Location: Gladstone, Queensland
I was in Townsville on Wednesday and relations purchased a postcard that had a train on it.     the postcard had a loco on it ,photo taken on the Greenvale line ann the loco was numbered 2201,did these become the 2600 class?                                        

RAYMOND

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  M636C Minister for Railways

I was in Townsville on Wednesday and relations purchased a postcard that had a train on it.     the postcard had a loco on it ,photo taken on the Greenvale line ann the loco was numbered 2201,did these become the 2600 class?                                        

RAYMOND
raymond
The original 2200 class were similar to the original 2100 class but with an AR10 alternator rather than a D32 generator and were later numbered from 2141 upward. Later 2150 class locomotives took the 2200 series.

I think the 2141 series ended up as 2250 class after rebuilding.

The 2600 class were not renumbered, even after rebuilding.

Peter
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

The orginal 2201 was renumbered 2142 to make room for the 45 members of the 2170 class. 2142 was later converted to 2142A and in 2004 became 2251, the prototype class leader of the 2250 class. Pretty sure it was sold and exported to Transnet in South Africa in 2014.

Just to add to the confusion,  the 2170 class member 2201 was also allocated to Greenvale and Townsville Jetty nickel ore trains during the mid to late 1980s, replacing the 2141s, before a long period on Mt Isa line trains and northern domestic coal trains in the late 1990s - so depending on when the photograph was taken it could actually be either loco.
  raymond Deputy Commissioner

Location: Gladstone, Queensland
Thank you Gents






RAYMOND

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