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Class:NT
Builder:Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW
Introduced:1965
Number in Class:13
Wheel Arrangement:Co-Co
Engine:Manufacture:Sulzer
-Model:6LDA28C
Cylinders:Number:6 in line (four stroke)
-Bore & stroke:11.02 in. x 14.17 in.
Horsepower:1400/1300 at 800 RPM
Traction Motors:Number:6
-Model:AEI 253AZ
Generator:AEI TG-5302W
Gear ratio:92:19
Tractive EffortStarting:47,500 lbs
-Continuous:40,000 lbs at 9.7 mph
Length (over coupling points):50 ft. 10 in.
Maximum Axle Load:12.62 tons
Total weight:69 tons
Fuel Capacity:900 gallons (originally 700 gallons)
Maximum Speed:50 mph

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5.4.1987 Port Augusta loco NT 65

NT 65 -- Gordon Freeth

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
24.4.1965Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.037.
12.5.1965Named Gordon Freeth.
13.9.1971To North Australia Railway.
1976To Central Australia Railway.
1981Withdrawn.

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NT 66 at the head of a made up Ghan consist, circa 1970s

NT 66

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
18.6.1965Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.038.
4.10.1971To North Australia Railway.
1976To Central Australia Railway.
1980Withdrawn.
20.9.1983Tender called for disposal at Port Augusta.

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NT 67

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
4.8.1965Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.039.
14.2.1968To North Australia Railway.
1976To Central Australia Railway.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: locomotive "NT 67 E" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
-Used at Peterborough and Gladstone.
8.5.1987Broke down on the Minvalara Bank.
26.6.1987Transferred from Peterborough to Gladstone.
29.6.1987Transferred from Gladstone to Peterborough.
27.7.1987Transferred from Peterborough to Gladstone.
1989Scrapped at Gladstone.

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NT 68

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
11.11.1966Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.040.
5.12.1966To North Australia Railway.
4.11.1972Minor damage in Darwin smash.
1975To Central Australia Railway.
1978Withdrawn.
20.9.1983Ttender called for disposal at Port Augusta.

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NT 69

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
28.11.1966Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.041.
20.12.1966To North Australia Railway.
late 1976To Central Australia Railway.
17.8.1984To Port Lincoln Division.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: locomotive "NT 69 W" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
9.1988Final use at Port Lincoln as a yard shunter.
8.1990Scrapped at Port Lincoln.
21.8.1990Caught fire whilst being cut up for scrap by salavge contractor. NT 69 caught fire and spread it to NT 73's fuel tank resulting in an explosion.

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Unidentified NT class locomotive (either NT 70 or 75)

NT 70

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
11.1.1967Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.042.
26.3.1967To North Australia Railway.
4.11.1972Major damage in Darwin smash.
-Returned to Port Augusta for possible repair.
1975Written off.

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NT 71 at Port Augusta in 1976

NT 71

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
1.12.1968Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.048.
2.5.1968To North Australia Railway.
4.11.1972Major damage in Darwin smash.
-Returned to Port Augusta for possible repair.
1975Written off.

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NT72, circa 1968

NT 72

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
21.3.1968Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.049.
27.4.1968To North Australia Railway.
1976To Central Australia Railway.
20.9.1983Tender called for disposal at Port Augusta.

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NT 73

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
18.4.1968Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.050.
1.7.1968To North Australia Railway.
1976To Central Australia Railway.
16.10.1981To Gladstone.
-To Port Lincoln Division.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: locomotive "NT 73 W" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
9.1988Final use at Port Lincoln as a yard shunter.
8.1990Scrapped at Port Lincoln.
21.8.1990Caught fire whilst being cut up for scrap by salavge contractor. NT 69 caught fire and spread it to NT 73's fuel tank resulting in an explosion.

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NT74 at Alice Springs, 29 March 1970

NT 74

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
1.6.1968Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.051.
18.8.1971To North Australia Railway.
late 1976To Central Australia Railway.
1983At Peterborough.
14.8.1984To Port Lincoln Division.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: locomotive "NT 74 X" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
11.1989Scrapped at Port Lincoln following mechanical failure.

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Unidentified NT class locomotive (either NT 70 or 75)

NT 75

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
28.6.1968Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.052.
27.8.1968To North Australia Railway.
4.11.1972Major damage in Darwin smash, considered beyond repair and written off.

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19.5.1986 NT76 Gladstone

NT 76

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
12.8.1968Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.053.
1.11.1968To North Australia Railway.
1976To Central Australia Railway.
4.4.1980To Gladstone.
-Used on at Peterborough and Gladstone.
17.12.1986TIMS/WMS: locomotive "NT 76 D" alteration complete: "apply check letter to class & number of approximately 443 locomotives, passenger cars and rail cars. Classify Overland sleeping cars. (RS4173)".
1.7.1987Transferred from Peterborough to Gladstone.
28.9.1989To Pichi Richi Railway (at Port Pirie).
6.10.1989Delivered through the pass to Quorn.
30.5.1997TIMS/WMS: shows locomotive "NT 76 D" in AN "Mainland Division".
Owner:"PRRPS"
Operator:"D"
Length Over Headstocks:"14.2m"
Tare Weight:"70.1tonne"
Current Gauge:"Narrow"
Gauge Restrictions:"N"
Bogie Configuration:"CO-CO"
Original Cost:"$248310"
Run Restriction:"Vehicle suitable for use on AN lines only on gauge(s) shown"
Diagram Book Page No.:"NN 4A"
Date Built:"29.06.1968"
Operating System:"PRRPS"
Intended Use:"MAINLINE"
Installed Power:"1045kw"
Remarks:"W/O 12.12.87;SOLD TO PRRPS 02.02.89"
BSG Code:"LMSO"

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NT 77

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by Tulloch Ltd.
25.9.1968Entered service on Central Australia Railway. Built by Tulloch Ltd, Rhodes, NSW, builder No.054.
5.8.1968To North Australia Railway.
1976To Central Australia Railway.
1978Withdrawn.
20.9.1983Tender called for disposal at Port Augusta.

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