1720 Class


1745 at Redbank Workshops October 2013

Locomotive numbers: 1720-1775
 

Like the 1620 class, the 1720s had a variety of uses. These included branchline freight, suburban and mainline passenger services, and shunting work. They can be found all around Queensland. However, withdrawl, and now scrapping, of class members has begun.
Overhauls have been done on 4 of the class (1734, 1764, 1771, 1774) for tourist service on the Kuranda line. This includes a special livery, which 1734, 1751, 1771 and 1774 have.

 
Type
Diesel-Electric
Introduced
1966
Number in class
56
Manufacturer
Comeng, Rocklea; for Clyde Engineering, Eagle Farm
Gauge
Narrow
Axles
Co-Co 
Length
13.4 m
Mass
62 t
Engine
EMD 8-645E
Generator
EMD D25
Traction motors
EMD CD36
Power
745 kW / 1000 HP
Tractive effort
176 / 149 kN
Speed
100 / 14 km/h

 

 

Loco

Date In Service

Status

 Owner/User

1720

10/1966

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1721D

10/1966

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1722D

11/1966

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1723D

11/1966

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1724D

11/1966

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1725D

12/1966

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1726D

12/1966

Scrapped

 

1727D

12/1966

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1728D

1/1967

Scrapped

 

1729D

1/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1730D

1/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1731

2/1967

Scrapped

 Queensland Rail National

1732D

2/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1733D

3/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1734D

3/1967

In Service

 Kuranda Scenic Railway

1735D

3/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1736

4/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1737

4/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1738D

5/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1739D

5/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1740D

5/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1741D

6/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1742D

6/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1743D

6/1967

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1744D

9/1967

In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1745D

9/1967

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1746D

11/1967

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1747D

11/1967

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1748D

12/1967

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1749D

1/1968

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1750D

2/1968

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1751D

2/1968

 In Service

 Kuranda Scenic Railway

1752D

3/1968

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1753

3/1968

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1754

8/1968

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1755

8/1968

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1756

8/1968

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1757

9/1968

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1758

9/1968

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1759

9/1968

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1760

10/1968

Scrapped

 

1761

10/1968

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1762

10/1968

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1763

11/1968

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1764

12/1968

 In Service

 Kuranda Scenic Railway

1765

12/1968

Scrapped

 Queensland Rail National

1766

11/1968

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1767

12/1968

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1768

1/1970

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1769

2/1970

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1770

2/1970

Stored Redbank Workshops

 Queensland Rail National

1771

3/1970

 In Service

 Kuranda Scenic Railway

1772

3/1970

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1773

4/1970

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1774

4/1970

 In Service

 Kuranda Scenic Railway

1775

5/1970

 In Service

 Queensland Rail National

1746 at Toowoomba depot (Willowburn) February 2009
photo taken by Trevor Stokes  

1761 at the Redbank Workshops January 2010

1769 at the Redbank Workshops January 2010

1729 at Redbank Station December 2010
1729 at Bundamba Station December 2010
1769 at Redbank Station December 2010

1729 at Redbank Workshops December 2010
1763 at Redbank Workshops May 2013
1722 at Redbank Workshops May 2013

1750 at Redbank Workshops May 2013

1727 at Redbank Workshops May 2013
1725 at Redbank Workshops, May 2015
1744,1746 & 1745 at Redbank Workshops, May 2015

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


1735D at Redbank Workshops October 2013
1747D at Redbank Workshops May 2013

1727D at Redbank Workshops May 2013
1772 at Park Road on a stock train to Murarrie on 08 October 1977.
A 1720 class crosses Fairfield Road with 534 goods ex MoolabinCorinda in 1974. The boom gates were knocked over by road vehicles regularly. Photo taken from Yeerongpilly Cabin
1742 shunts Yeerongpilly just before the 1974 floods. Note the twin exhausts, 1742 and 1729 were the only two 1720 class to be so fitted.
Photos by Larry Matters

1720 at Mayne Yards November 2009
1759 at Roma Street May 2008
1762 at Roma Street Station April 2008
1761 at the Redbank Workshops January 2010
1730 at Roma Street April 2008
1730 at Toowoomba Station September 2011





1730 & SX set No.45 at Toowoomba Station
1730 departing Toowoomba Station September 2011
1730 departing heading to Spring Bluff


1730 hauling SX Cars up the Toowoomba range September 2011
1721 at Chemler Station June 2010
1754 at the Redbank Workshops July 2008
 
1755 at the Redbank Workshops July 2008
1763 at The Redbank Workshops July 2008


1737 at The Port of Brisbane July 2009
1725,1744,1746 & 1745 at Redbank Workshops, May 2015
1744,1746 & 1745 at Redbank Workshops, May 2015




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