Queensland Railways - 1400 Class - HO Scale
CLYDE ENGINEERING MODEL G12 1310hp A-1-A Diesel Electric Locomotive
(1400 - 1412)
Introduced to QGR on a try and buy if satisfied basis in 1955, these great little A-1-A, 72 ton locomotives were powered by a V12 General Motors 567 Series engine, were used quite extensively on the system.
The first three (1400-1402) had some design differences which distinguish them (to the knowing observer) from the remainder of the fleet, of which there were 13 in all (1400-1412). The first unit withdrawn from service was 1406 in December 1986.
Text from Clyde Group Queensland facebook page indicates that 1407 and 1455 were purchased from QR and “1407 and 1455 will become donor loco's for the ongoing maintenance of the 2 class leaders with 1400 and 1450 being restored to operational condition".
++ Design differences distinguish the first three units