DBR 1199/DBR 1254 with ex Queensland SX Train Set arriving at Otahuhu Railway Station, Auckland, New Zealand on 21/02/2008.
A Push-Pull Passenger Train (ex Queensland SX Carriage Set) was used in Auckland Commuter Network for about 10 years until Electrification was about to be completed.
DBR 1199 was built in 1965 at General Motors (EMD), Canada - EMD G18 A2091 as DB 1006 (A1A-A1A, livery:NZGR Carnation/Midland Red, with 3 White strips), entered service 09/1965, renumbered c1978 to DB 1076, rebuilt 1980 at Clyde Eng, SA - EMD G18AR 80/968, commissioned 10/1980 at Clyde Eng, South Australia (livery:NZR `Fruit Salad' International Orange/Yellow BS 08e51/Grey BS 11A11 ), altered 06/2003 at Hillside Shops (livery:MAXX Dark Blue) and withdrawn 04/2016 at Woburn Shops.
10 950hp A1A-A1A Class DBR (GM EMD G18AR) Locomotives were rebuilt from Class DB (GM EMD G8)..They were rebuilt at Clyde, Rosewater, Adelaide, South Australia between 1980-1981. Originally there were 17 DB built at GM EMD London, Canada in 1965. Only half are still in service and probably to be withdrawn shortly.
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