Diesel locomotives

Price 221

Built in 1968 by A and G Price in Thames #221 is a 0-6-0 diesel hydraulic shunting locomotive. 221 was built for use at the New Zealand Steel mill at Glenbrook south of Auckland. Powered originally by a Catapillar D343 engine it is now powered by a Rolls Royce/Perkins C8-TCA. Used at the steel mill up until 2000, a damaged final drive saw the locomotive withdrawn from service.

Type:
Diesel
Status:
In Service
De508

De508 was built by the English Electric Company in Preston , England in 1951, makers number 1746 and entered service with New Zealand Railways in 1952. The locomotive is powered by an English Electric 6SRKT 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which produces 660 Hp which drives through a generator to 4 traction motors (2 per bogie).

Type:
Diesel
Status:
In Service

Eb26 was built by NZR at the Hutt Workshops using componants supplied by the Goodman Manufacturing Company in the USA in 1929, originally as a battery electric locomotive. It was based at the workshops for many years being used on light shunting duties in the car and wagon workshop. Over time the storage batteries started to fail so a war surplus AEC generator set was mounted on the original underframe along with a new cab in 1953. The generator was hooked up to the original traction motors converting the loco into a diesel electric.

Type:
Diesel
Status:
In Service

This locomotive was one of 15 of a class that were the first Diesel Electric locomotives to run in New Zealand. A diesel electric is a locomotive that uses a diesel motor to turn a generator which produces electricity to power electric motors that turn the wheels. Built in 1952 our locomotive first entered service in Wellington before moving to Auckland a few years later.

Type:
Diesel
Status:
In Service