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1170 Class

 
Type Diesel-Electric
Introduced 1956
Number in class 12
Manufacturer Walkers
Gauge Narrow
Axles A1A-A1A
Length 12.65 m
Mass 60 t
Engine Cooper Bessemer FWL-6T
Generator GE GT586
Traction motors GE 756
Power 477 kW / 640 HP
Tractive effort 122 / 90 kN
Speed 80 / 15 km/h
 

Locomotive numbers: 1170-1181

Nicknamed the "Pawpaws" after a racehorse, which in turn was named for a character in a contemporary cartoon strip, the 1170 class were the first diesel branch line locos in Queensland, and Walkers' first diesel locomotives. They spent most of their time base at Townsville, although earlier on, they were used in the Brisbane area and southern regions of the state. Later on, they were used as shunters.

 

 No.  Location/Owner  Status   Notes
 1170

 Rockhampton 

QR Heritage

 Stored

1170 is stored in Rocky waiting to be restoration

 1172 Drayton, Qld

Downs Steam Tourist and Heritage Railway 
Undergoing
Restoration


 1177 Drayton, Qld

Downs Steam Tourist and Heritage Railway
 Display
 1179  Rosewood Railway Museum  ARHS Qld  Operational 1179 is running on the Rosewood Railway Museum.
 1180  RAILCO   Unknown  
 
 
 
LocoIn ServiceStatus
11702/1956Preserved
11716/1956Scrapped
11728/1956Preserved
117310/1956Scrapped
11744/1957Scrapped
11754/1957Scrapped
11766/1957Scrapped
11777/1957Preserved
117811/1957Scrapped
117912/1957Preserved - operational
1180 (later 1181)3/1958Scrapped
1181 (later 1180)6/1958Preserved
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1172 with four empty stock wagons and van ex Beaudesert 29 Sept 1978. Taken from DH 21 on overhead wiring train.
Photo by Larry Matters

1179 at The Rosewood Railway Museum
1170 stored at Rockhampton June 2010
photo bIan R Douglas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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