830 Class

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Description

With the ability to operate on any of South Australia's three major track gauges, the 830 Class were unequivocally the most versatile locomotives operated by the South Australian Railways. They were used on virtually every type of train service throughout the state, and the majority of the class remain in operation today.

A total of forty four 830 Class were built by A. E. Goodwin for the South Australian Railways between 1959 and 1966. Based on the successful DL531 model built for the NSWGR as the 48 Class, the 830 Class were saw use on the narrow, standard and broad gauge traffic in South Australia. As well as South Australia, a number of members of the class were relocated to Tasmania under the direction of Australian National, although this did not prove to be a successful move, with most of the class returned to SA or scrapped in Tasmania. AN also modified a number of the class to be suitable for Driver Only Operation (DOO) to improve the efficiency of shunting and trip train working (with the modified units being called the "DA Class"). Two of the class were sold to Silverton to compliment their existing fleet of similar DL531 units (see below), while the remainder of the class were sold to Australian Southern Railroad (now Genesee & Wyoming Australia) in the late 1990's.

Today, the surviving members of the class are split between G&WA and Engenco, while three former ATN Access units are owned by Pacific National, while 852 (formerly owned by QRNational/ARG) is now in the care of Junee Railway Workshops for eventual lease service.

Source: Trackside

Datasheet

Introduced 1959
Wheel arrangement Co-Co
Manufactured by A.E. Goodwin - Sydney, New South Wales
Traction type Diesel-Electric
Number in database 45
Weight 71.40 tonnes
Tractive effort 725kW / 970HP
Production model DL531
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Fleet status

Road number Gauge Status Last owner Last operator / caretaker
830 Narrow1067mm Rebuilt Australian National Australian National
831 Broad1600mm Stored Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
832 Narrow1067mm Rebuilt Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
833 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
834 Narrow1067mm Scrapped TasRail TasRail
835 Standard1435mm Rebuilt Australian Railroad Group Australian Railroad Group
836 Narrow1067mm Rebuilt Australian National Australian National
837 Narrow1067mm Scrapped TasRail TasRail
838 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
839 Standard1435mm Rebuilt Australian National Australian National
840 Narrow1067mm Scrapped TasRail TasRail
841 Broad1600mm Stored Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
842 Narrow1067mm Stored Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
843 Broad1600mm Stored Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
844 Broad1600mm Stored Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
845 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
846 Narrow1067mm Operational Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
847 Narrow1067mm Stored Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
848 Narrow1067mm Operational Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
849 Broad1600mm Rebuilt Australian National Australian National
850 Narrow1067mm Operational Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
851 Narrow1067mm Operational Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
852 Standard1435mm Operational Junee Railway Workshops QUBE Logistics
853 Narrow1067mm Scrapped TasRail TasRail
854 Narrow1067mm Scrapped TasRail TasRail
855 Narrow1067mm Scrapped TasRail TasRail
856 Narrow1067mm Scrapped Silverton Tramway Silverton Tramway
857 Narrow1067mm Renumbered Australian National Australian National
858 Narrow1067mm Scrapped TasRail TasRail
859 Narrow1067mm Operational Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
860 Narrow1067mm Scrapped TasRail TasRail
861 Narrow1067mm Scrapped TasRail TasRail
862 Narrow1067mm Scrapped Silverton Tramway Silverton Tramway
863 Standard1435mm Stored Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
864 Standard1435mm Operational QUBE Logistics QUBE Logistics
865 Narrow1067mm Stored Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
866 Narrow1067mm Preserved - Operational Don River Railway, Devonport Don River Railway, Devonport
867 Narrow1067mm Scrapped TasRail TasRail
868 Standard1435mm Scrapped Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
869 Standard1435mm Operational Greentrains/Engenco QUBE Logistics
870 Narrow1067mm Scrapped Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
871 Narrow1067mm Stored Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
872 Standard1435mm Operational QUBE Logistics QUBE Logistics
873 Narrow1067mm Operational Genesee & Wyoming Australia Genesee & Wyoming Australia
874 Narrow1067mm Rebuilt Australian Railroad Group Australian Railroad Group

Please note - in the case of scrapped, renumbered or rebuilt locomotives, the last operator or owner is listed.