Clyde/GM 1400 Class

The 1400 class were the first Clyde locos on Queensland’s rails. They were introduced into service in 1955. These locos were based off the G12 series of locos, utilising the EMD 12 cylinder 567 engine.

The locos could be found all around the state hauling general freight traffic. These locos couldn’t be multipled together due to the lack of MU gear.

Two 1400s have been preserved, one of which (1400) is on the list for eventual restoration. The other will be put on static display at the Ipswich Workshops.

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Technical Details
Model NumberG12
BuilderClyde Engineering, Granville NSW
Locomotive Numbers1400-1412
Number in Class13
GaugeNarrow Gauge (1,067mm or 3' 6")
AxlesOº-O-Oº Oº-O-Oº
EngineEMD 12-567C
Generator/AlternatorEMD D12
Traction MotorsEMD D19
Power977kW / 1310HP
Starting Tractive Effort161kN @ 30% adhesion
Continuous Tractive Effort125kN @ 24km/h
Speed80km/h (50mph)
Preserved Locomotives
1400Clyde ConsortiumMackay
1407QR Heritage DivisionThe Workshops, Ipswich
Class Roster