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1250 & 1270 Class


Type Diesel-Electric
Introduced 1959 (1250) 
1964 (1270)
Number in class 17 (1250) 
30 (1270)
Manufacturer EE
Gauge Narrow
Axles Co-Co 
Length 16.13 m
Mass 91 t (1250) 
85 t (1270)
Engine EE 12SVT
Generator EE 822
Traction motors EE 525
Power 1035 kW / 1390 HP (1250-1254) 
1145 kW / 1535 HP (1255-1266; 1270)
Tractive effort 227 / 182 kN (1250-1254) 
254 / 185 kN (1255-1266) 
272 / 215 kN (1270)
Speed 80 / 17 km/h (1250 class)
80 / 14 km/h (1270 class)
 
 
 
Locomotive numbers: 1250-1266
1270-1299

Both the 1250 and 1270 classes saw use for ore traffic on the Mt Isa line, with the latter also being used for Moura coal traffic. They were also used on general freight traffic. Nearly all have now been scrapped.
Parts from 1252 and 1253 were used in the rebuild of
1208 to 1225.

1250 Class  

 No.  Location/Owner  Status  Notes
 1262

  The Workshops Rail Museum          

        QR Heritage

Display   1262 is now on Display at The Workshops Rail Museum
 1263

Townsville                    

ARHS Qld

Stored 1263 is stored in Townsville waiting for restoration
 
LocoIn ServiceStatus
12507/1959Scrapped
12518/1959Scrapped
12529/1959Scrapped
125311/1959Scrapped
125412/1959Scrapped
12559/1960Scrapped
125611/1960Scrapped
125711/1960Scrapped
125812/1960Scrapped
12591/1961Scrapped
12609/1961Scrapped
12619/1961Scrapped
126210/1961Preserved
126311/1961Preserved
12644/1962Scrapped
12657/1963Scrapped
12667/1963Scrapped
127010/1964Preserved
127111/1964Scrapped
127211/1964Scrapped
127312/1964Scrapped
127412/1964Scrapped
12751/1965Scrapped
12764/1965Scrapped
12774/1965Scrapped
12785/1965Scrapped
12795/1965Scrapped
12806/1965Scrapped
12817/1965Preserved
128212/1965Scrapped
12832/1966Scrapped
128412/1965Scrapped
128511/1965Scrapped
12862/1966Scrapped
12873/1966Scrapped
12884/1966Scrapped
12894/1966Scrapped
12904/1966Scrapped
12915/1966Scrapped
12926/1966Scrapped
12936/1966Scrapped
12946/1966Scrapped
12957/1966Scrapped
12967/1966Scrapped
12977/1966Scrapped
12988/1966Scrapped
12998/1966Scrapped





1270 Class

The first 1270 Class diesel electric locomotives entered service with Queensland Railways in 1964. These 1600 hp locomotives were built by the English Electric Company of Rocklea in Brisbane. Many of the main components of the locomotives were the same as the earlier 1250 Class, however the body styling was different. The locomotive had a short hood with a full width cab, followed by a long hood covering the engine compartment. The cabs were fitted with two driving stations, allowing the locomotive to be driven from either side. When the class first entered service they were used very successfully on grain trains from the Darling Downs to Brisbane.

 No.  Location/Owner   Status  Notes
 1270   The Workshops Rail Museum     

QR Heritage
 Stored 1270 is waiting to be restored at The Workshops Rail Museum
 1281

 The Workshops Rail Museum 

QR Heritage

 Display  1262 is now on Display at The Workshops Rail Museum
 
 
 
1262 at The Workshops Rail Museum August 2010
 






























































































1270 at the Workshops Rail Museum June 2010
1281 at The Workshops Rail Museum July 2010
 
 
 
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