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DJ Class Locomotive. Dunedin Station. NZ | by Bernard Spragg
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DJ Class Locomotive. Dunedin Station. NZ

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Type and origin

Power type Diesel-electric

Builder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan

Build date 1968 - 1969

Specifications

UIC classification Bo-Bo-Bo

Gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)

Length 14.1 metres (46 ft 3 in)

Axle load 10.66 tonnes (10.49 long tons; 11.75 short tons)

Weight on drivers 64.0 tonnes (63.0 long tons; 70.5 short tons)

Locomotive weight 64.0 tonnes (63.0 long tons; 70.5 short tons)

Prime mover Caterpillar D398

Engine RPM range 1300 rpm

Engine type V12 Diesel engine

Traction motors Six

Cylinders 12

Cylinder size 159 mm × 203 mm (6.3 in × 8.0 in)

Performance figures

Maximum speed 97 km/h (60 mph)

Power output 672 kW (901 hp)

Tractive effort 128 kN (29,000 lbf)

Career

Number in class 64

Number(s) 1200 - 1263 (original)

3009 - 3689 (TMS)

Locale South Island

First run 1968 - 1969

Retired 1986 - 1991

Current owner Dunedin Railways (8)

Mainline Steam Heritage Trust (2)

Disposition 54 scrapped

9 preserved

 

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Taken on December 6, 2015