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TasRail presently operates several different classes of locomotives, which are detailed below. Many thanks to our friends at Diesel Traction Tasmania for compiling the info.

DQ (2000) Class (Nos. 2000 to 2012)

Wheel Arrangement: Co - Co Weight: 91.5t
Allowable load on 1:40 grade: 500t  
Length over headstocks: 15.0m (49ft 4in) Introduced in Tasmania:  1998
Built By: Commonwealth Engineering, Queensland (on behalf of Clyde Engineering) from 1964 for Queensland Railways (QR).
Rebuilt into DQ class at the Tranz Rail Hutt Workshops, New Zealand from 1996.
Model: EMD G22C (2001 to 2004 ex QR '1502' class (G22C); 2005 - 2012 ex QR '1460' class (G12C))
Number In Service: 12 Number built: 42 ('1460'); 29 ('1502')
Power: 1120kW (1500hp) Engine: EMD 645E V12 (2 stroke)
Generator: EMD D32T / D25 Traction Motors: EMD D29

D (2020) Class (Nos. 2020 & 2021)

Wheel Arrangement: Co - Co Weight: 107.8t
Allowable load on 1:40 grade: 700t  
Length over headstocks: 17.1m (56ft 1in) Introduced in Tasmania: 2001
Built By: Clyde Engineering, NSW in 1971 for Western Australian Govt Railways (W.A.G.R.).
Rebuilt at Tranz Rail Hutt Workshops, New Zealand, 2000
Model: EMD G26C (ex W.A.G.R. 'D' class)
Number in Service: 2 Number built: 5
Power: 1490kW (2000hp) Engine: EMD 645E V16 (2 stroke)
Generator: EMD D32B Traction Motors: EMD D32

2050 Class (Nos. 2051 - 2054)

2050 Class Nos. 2051 - 2054
Wheel Arrangement: Co - Co Weight: 98t
Allowable load on 1:40 grade: TBA  
Length over headstocks: 18.04m (59ft 2in) Introduced in Tasmania: 2012
Built By: Commonwealth Engineering, Queensland (on behalf of Clyde Engineering) in 1978 for Queensland Rail (QR) Model: EMD GL26C (ex Q.R. '2150' class)
Number In Service: 4 Number built: 14
Power: 1490kW (2000hp) Engine: EMD 645E V16 (2 stroke)
Alternator: EMD AR10-G-D14 Traction Motors: EMD D31

MKA (2130) Class (Nos. 2131-2134/2137- 2138)

Wheel Arrangement: Co - Co Weight: 92t
Allowable load on 1:40 grade:  TBA  
Length over headstocks: 14.6m (47ft 12in) Introduced in Tasmania - 2004 (as 'MKA' class); Previously in Tasmania from 1989 - 1994 (as 'ZC' class)
Built By: English Electric Australia, Queensland 1967 for Queensland Railways (Q.R.)
Rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen at Whyalla in 1995.
Model: EE M195CX (ex Q.R. '1300' class; ex Tasrail 'ZC' class)
Number In Service: 6 Number built: 8 ('MKA'); 45 ('1300'/'ZC')
Power: 1340kW (1800hp) Engine: EE 12CSVT Mk II (4 stroke)
Generator: EE822 Traction Motors: EE548

ZP (2100) Class (No. 2100)

Wheel Arrangement: Co - Co Weight: 97.5t
Allowable load on 1:40 grade: 700t  
Length over headstocks: 16.1m (52ft 9in) Introduced in Tasmania: 1996 (as 'ZR' class); Previously in Tasmania from 1987 - 1996 as ZB Class (ZB9).
Built By: GEC (EE) Australia, Queensland 1973 for Queensland Railways (Q.R.).
Rebuilt A.N Port Augusta Workshops, South Australia 1996.
Model: EE ML255C (ex Q.R. '2350' class; ex Tasrail 'ZB' class)
Number In Service: 1 Number built: 1 ('ZR/ZP'); 16 ('2350'/'ZB')
Power: 1490kW (2000hp) Engine: EE 12CSVT Mk III (4 stroke)
Alternator: Toyo Denki TY-WD10314A-10A Traction Motors: EE548

ZR (2101) Class (No. 2101)

Wheel Arrangement: Co - Co Weight: 97.5t
Allowable load on 1:40 grade: 700t  
Length over headstocks: 16.1m (52ft 9in) Introduced in Tasmania: 1996 (as 'ZR' class); Previously in Tasmania from 1987 - 1996 as ZB Class (ZB6).
Built By: GEC (EE) Australia, Queensland 1973 for Queensland Railways (Q.R.).
Rebuilt Tasrail East Tamar Junction Workshops, Tasmania 1996.
Model: EE ML255C (ex Q.R. '2350' class; ex Tasrail 'ZB' class)
Number In Service: 1 Number built: 1 ('ZR'); 16 ('2350'/'ZB')
Power: 1490kW (2000hp) Engine: EE 12CSVT Mk III (4 stroke)
Alternator: Toyo Denki TY-WD10314A-10A Traction Motors: EE548

ZB (2120) Class (Nos. 2121-2123/2128)

Wheel Arrangement: Co - Co Weight: 91.4t
Allowable load on 1:40 grade: 500t  
Length over headstocks: 16.1m (52ft 9in) Introduced in Tasmania: 1987
Built By: GEC (EE) Australia, Queensland 1973 for Queensland Railways (Q.R.). Model: EE ML255C (ex Q.R. '2350' class; ex Tasrail 'ZB' class)
Number In Service: 3 (+ 1 stored) Number built:16 ('2350'/'ZB')
Power:  Originally 1750kW (2350hp); derated to 1340kW (1800hp) Engine: EE 12CSVT Mk III (4 stroke)
Alternator: Toyo Denki TY-WD10314A-10A Traction Motors: EE548

ZA (2114) Class (Nos. 2114/2118*)

Wheel Arrangement: Co - Co Weight: 97.5t
Allowable load on 1:40 grade: 600t Power: 1750kW (2350hp)
Length over headstocks: 16.1m (52ft 9in) Introduced in Tasmania: 1973
Built By: GEC (EE) Australia, Queensland,  1973-1976 for Tasmanian Government Railways (T.G.R.) Model: EE ML255CX
Number In Service: 1 (+ 1 preserved) Number Built: 6
Power:  Originally 1750kW (2350hp); derated to 1340kW (1800hp) Engine: EE 12CSVT Mk III (4 stroke)
Alternator: Toyo Denki TY-WD10314A-10A Traction Motors: EE558
* 2118 (ZA6) preserved by Tasrail - last E.E. powered locomotive built in Australia

Z (2110) Class (Nos. 2110 - 2113)

Z (2110) Class Nos. 2110 - 2113
Wheel Arrangement: Co - Co Weight: 97.5t
Allowable load on 1:40 grade: 600t  
Length over headstocks: 16.8m (54ft 12in) Introduced in Tasmania: 1972
Built By: English Electric Australia, Queensland 1972 for Tasmanian Government Railways (T.G.R.) Model: EE ML202C
Number In Service: 4 Number Built: 4
Power: 1400kW (1870hp) Engine: EE 12CSVT Mk II (4 stroke)
Generator: EE822 Traction Motors: EE558
2110 named "Northern Progress" 2111 named "Bell Bay Pioneer"

Y (2150) Class (Nos. 2150/2151)

Wheel Arrangement: Bo - Bo Weight: 59t
Allowable load on 1:40 grade: 360t  
Length over headstocks: 12.7m (41ft 7in) Introduced: 1961
Built By: TGR Workshops, Launceston, Tasmania 1961-1971 for Tasmanian Government Railways (T.G.R.) Model: none designated (design equivalent to RSE75A)
Number In Service: 2 * Number Built: 8 (5 preserved)
Power: 600kW (800hp) Engine: EE 6SRKT Mk. II
Generator: EE Traction Motors: EE537
2151 named "Sir Charles Gairdner" * + 1 de-powered driving van