DFB 7213 was built in 1979 at General Motors (EMD), Canada - EMD GL22MC A3595 as DF 1661 (Co-Co, livery:NZR `Fruit Salad' International Orange/Yellow BS 08e51/Grey BS 11A11 ),
entered service 09/1979, renumbered c1979 to DF 6104,
reclassified 19/12/1995 to DFT7213 at Woburn Shops - EMD GT22MC (247/200) (livery:Tranz Rail `Cato Blue' (&Yellow BS 08e51/Grey BS 11A11) , modified diesel engine - turbocharged to 1,800 kW (2,400 hp), reclassified c07/2006 at Woburn Shops to DFB 7213, altered c07/2006 at Woburn Shops (247/220) (fitted with GE `Brightstar' adhesion control system and altered c25/07/2014 at Woburn Shops (247/230) (livery:Kiwirail , Mk II (Vertical Seperations of Main Colours on Car Body)
30 1650hp Co-Co Class DF GM EMD GL22MC Locomotives were built at GM EMD, Canada between 1979-1981. 30 were later rebuilt to EMD GT22MC 2400hp at Hutt Shops, Wellington, NZ mostly around 1996-1997 as Classes DFB, DFM and DFT.
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