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QR outline diagram for 2100 series locomotives

In late 2011, TasRail purchased four 2150 class from QR National. All four locos were railed south to Brisbane, then road freighted in pairs to Tasmania and finally railed from Devonport to Launceston workshops for modifications prior to entering service. The locomotives purchased were 2150, 2151, 2153 and 2154 and until withdrawal (some only shortly before shipping) they were in use on Nickel ore train in the Townsville region. The first two arrived in Tasmania on 6 November 2011, the remaining pair following a fortnight later.

The QR 2100 series comprised a number of sub types representing evolving technology over the 10 years of deliveries, and also different funding arrangements, and like the ZB class (former QR 2350/2370 classes) were built for central Queensland coal traffic. They were constructed with a number of variations from 1970, with the purchased locomotives dating from late 1978/early 1979. They are broadly similar to the two existing D class locomotives.

The locomotives were renumbered to 2051 to 2054, with 2051 and 2052 being tested in late February 2012 and entering general service in March. The remaining two locomotives entered service in April. The locos were not repainted and entered service in QR livery, although with Tasrail logos on the long hood side replacing the QR logos.

The four locomotives were stored in early/mid 2015 following delivery of the TR class, and despite being offered for sale they remained stored at East Tamar. Two locomotives were returned to service in late 2018


Class photos, sounds and video

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QR outline diagram for 2100 series locomotives
Queensland Railway locomotive 2105 is pictured in storage at Redbank Workshops in May 2006. The majo
2156 is trailing loco behind 2269, 2213, 2202 on an empty coal train from Abbot Point near Kaili, Qu
2182 and 2171 are the trailing two locos on a loaded Coal train near Kaili, Queensland, August 2009
2211 leads the eastbound Inlander near Townsville, Queensland. August 2009
Shortly after arrival, ex QR loco 2151 is pictured undergoing modification at East tammar workshops.
After delivery by road to Devonport, 2154 and 2153 were towed to East Tamar by fellow ex Queensland
After delivery by road to Devonport, 2154 and 2153 were towed to East Tamar by fellow ex Queensland
With old numbers and logos removed, and other minor modifications underway, 2154 waits outside East
2052 sits in Hobart yard as it undergoes crew training, February 2012
Having only been formally released to traffic a few days earlier, 2052 and 2051 shunt Hobart yard, M
2051 (and 2052) heads through Hobart yard light engine, March 2012
Having only been formally released to traffic a few days earlier, TasRail locos 2052 and 2051 run th
2052 - 2051 - 2054 - 2053 & train 736 wait in Hobart yard for departure time, December 2012
2052 - 2051 - 2054 & train 736 pass Goulds Lagoon near Granton, January 2013
Locos 2052 - 2051 - 2054 head train 736 around the River Derwent foreshore at Granton on a smoky 5 J
2054 from above, Hobart, August 2013
A dirty 2051 was photographed passing though Glenorchy as trailing loco on train #635 in December 20


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