NZR DSC class


NZR DSC class
NZR DSC class
DSC class locomotive 2693 at Dunedin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder British Thomson-Houston (18),
NZR Hillside Workshops and Addington Workshops (52)
Build date 1959–1967
UIC classification Bo-Bo
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Length 11.66 m (38 ft 3 in)
Width 2.54 m (8 ft 4 in)
Height 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Locomotive weight 41.1 tonnes (40.5 long tons; 45.3 short tons)
Prime mover BTH: Rolls-Royce C6SFL, 2 off;
later: Rolls-Royce C6TFL, 2 off.
NZR: Leyland UE902, 2 off;
later: Cummins NT855, 2 off.
Top speed 64 km/h (40 mph)
Power output 315 kW (422 hp)
Tractive effort 46 kN (10,300 lbf)
Career New Zealand Railways, Tranz Rail, Toll Rail, KiwiRail
Number in class 70
Number Early numbers: 400–469
TMS numbers: 2000–2759
Locale All of New Zealand
First run 1958
Retired 1989 –
Disposition 44 in service; 25 withdrawn; 2 preserved

The NZR DSC class is a heavy shunting locomotive used throughout New Zealand. The class was built in seven batches, the first 18 locomotives being built by British Thomson-Houston of the United Kingdom, with the remainder being built by New Zealand Railways.

The class is widely used in both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, mainly for heavy yard shunting, although some members of the class have been used for local mainline shunting services. All members of the class are now fitted with shunters refuges, and most are fitted with remote control capabilities.

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Withdrawal and preservation

As part of the program of the New Zealand Railways Corporation to rationalise the locomotive fleet in the late 1980s, a number of the older mainly British Thomson-Houston built locomotives were scrapped. One British Thomson Houston locomotive has been saved and has been brought by the Alliance Group Limited for use at their Pukeuri Plant on the outskirts of Oamaru.

One class member has been sold to Mainline Steam, and is used as their depot shunting locomotive at Plimmerton. Another is owned by the Waitara Railway Preservation Society and is currently used hauling passenger trains between Waitara and Lepperton.

Class register

Key: In service Out of service Auckland Transport service Preserved Overhaul Scrapped
TMS No. Original No. Builder Introduced Withdrawn Current Livery[1] Status Allocated to Notes
DSC 2000 400 BTH 01959-05 May 1959 01989-10 October 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2013 401 BTH 01959-06 June 1959 01989-09 September 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2026 402 BTH 01959-05 May 1959 01989-09 September 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2039 403 BTH 01959-06 June 1959 01989-02 February 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2041 404 BTH 01959-08 August 1959 01989-09 September 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2054 405 BTH 01959-07 July 1959 01989-02 February 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2067 406 BTH 01959-07 July 1959 01989-09 September 1989 Alliance White In service South Island Pukeuri Freezing Works, Oamaru.
DSC 2082 407 BTH 01959-07 July 1959 01989-02 February 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2095 408 BTH 01959-08 August 1959 01989-10 October 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2107 409 BTH 01959-08 August 1959 01989-10 October 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2122 410 BTH 01959-10 October 1959 01989-02 February 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2135 411 BTH 01959-09 September 1959 01989-02 February 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2148 412 BTH 01959-09 September 1959 01989-10 October 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2150 413 BTH 01959-09 September 1959 01989-02 February 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2163 414 BTH 01959-10 October 1959 01989-09 September 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2176 415 BTH 01959-10 October 1959 01989-09 September 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2189 416 BTH 01959-10 October 1959 01989-09 September 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2191 417 BTH 01959-11 November 1959 01989-09 September 1989 International Orange Scrapped
DSC 2203 418 NZR 01962-10 October 1962 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2216 419 NZR 01962-12 December 1962 Toll Rail ("Corn Cob") Scrapped North Island Locomotive caught fire.
DSC 2229 420 NZR 01963-03 March 1963 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2231 421 NZR 01963-04 April 1963 International Orange Scrapped North Island
DSC 2244 422 NZR 01963-05 May 1963 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2257 423 NZR 01963-07 July 1963 Tranz Rail Blue Scrapped North Island
DSC 2272 424 NZR 01963-08 August 1963 Tranz Rail Blue Scrapped North Island
DSC 2285 425 NZR 01963-09 September 1963 Tranz Rail Blue Under Overhaul Hutt Workshops KiwiRail repaint
DSC 2298 426 NZR 01963-11 November 1963 Tranz Rail Blue Scrapped South Island
DSC 2312 427 NZR 01963-11 November 1963 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2325 428 NZR 01962-11 November 1962 Tranz Rail Blue In service South Island
DSC 2338 429 NZR 01963-02 February 1963 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2340 430 NZR 01963-03 March 1963 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2353 431 NZR 01963-05 May 1963 Tranz Rail Blue In service South Island
DSC 2366 432 NZR 01963-06 June 1963 Tranz Rail Blue In service South Island
DSC 2379 433 NZR 01963-07 July 1963 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSC 2381 434 NZR 01963-09 September 1963 Tranz Rail Blue Scrapped North Island
DSC 2394 435 NZR 01963-10 October 1963 Tranz Rail Blue Scrapped North Island
DSC 2419 437 NZR 01964-03 March 1964 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSC 2421 438 NZR 01964-11 November 1964 Alliance Yellow In service South Island Alliance Works, Lorneville.
DSC 2434 439 NZR 01964-12 December 1964 Tranz Rail Blue Under Overhaul North Island KiwiRail repaint
DSC 2447 440 NZR 01965-02 February 1965 KiwiRail In service South Island
DSC 2462 441 NZR 01965-03 March 1965 Toll Rail ("Corn Cob") In service South Island
DSC 2475 442 NZR 01965-05 May 1965 International Orange Scrapped South Island
DSC 2488 443 NZR 01965-08 August 1965 Tranz Rail Blue Scrapped North Island
DSC 2490 444 NZR 01964-12 December 1964 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2502 445 NZR 01964-12 December 1964 Tranz Rail Blue In service South Island
DSC 2515 446 NZR 01965-03 March 1965 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSC 2528 447 NZR 01965-03 March 1965 International Orange Scrapped North Island
DSC 2530 448 NZR 01965-06 June 1965 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2543 449 NZR 01965-08 August 1965 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2556 450 NZR 01966-09 September 1966 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2569 451 NZR 01966-12 December 1966 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2571 452 NZR International Orange Scrapped North Island
DSC 2584 453 NZR 01966-12 December 1966 02003 2003 Tranz Rail Blue Preserved North Island Waitara Railway Preservation Society, Waitara.
DSC 2597 454 NZR 01967-02 February 1967 Tranz Rail Blue In service North Island
DSC 2624 457 NZR 01967-06 June 1967 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSC 2652 459 NZR 01967-09 September 1967 Tranz Rail Blue In service South Island
DSC 2665 460 NZR 01966-09 September 1966 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSC 2678 461 NZR 01966-10 October 1966 Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble Bee") In service South Island
DSC 2680 462 NZR 01966-12 December 1966 Tranz Rail Blue Under Overhaul North Island KiwiRail repaint
DSC 2693 463 NZR 01966-12 December 1966 Tranz Rail Blue In service South Island
DSC 2705 464 NZR 01967-06 June 1967 KiwiRail In service North Island
DSC 2718 465 NZR 01967-07 July 1967 Tranz Rail Blue In service South Island
DSC 2720 466 NZR 01967-09 September 1967 Toll Rail ("Corn Cob") In service North Island
DSC 2733 467 NZR International Orange Scrapped North Island
DSC 2746 468 NZR 01967-11 November 1967 Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble Bee") In service North Island
DSC 2759 469 NZR 01967-12 December 1967 Mainline Steam Blue Preserved North Island Mainline Steam, Plimmerton.

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