Locomotive [Dsa 223]
The Vulcan Foundry Limited, Manufacturer; The Drewry Car Company Limited, Supplier;
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The Drewry Car Company Limited, Supplier
2421/D170 built 1954 at Vulcan Foundry to DSA 223 (0-6-0). In service 03/1954 (livery:NZGR Carnation/Midland Red). Renumbered c.1978 to DSA 280. Written off 12/1985. Owned by MOTAT. [source: http://nzrailwaysrollingstocklists.weebly.com]
Red with black detail. A very 'square' shape running back to full width, fully enclosed control compartment which has a curving roof. The front has a silver painted grille behind which is an in-line 8-cylinder Gardner engine. A ladder into each side of the cabin: powerful lights at each end, also running boards. The locomotive is equipped with Westinghouse train brake equipment and, therefore, can be used from time to time on passenger carrying services. Dsa 280 is a conventional plate-framed type of six-coupled 0-6-0 wheel arrangement and weighs 30 tonnes in working order.
Power is furnished by a Gardner 8L3 compression-ignition diesel engine developing a maximum of 204 bhp at 1200 rpm. The drive is through a Vulcan Sinclair hydraulic coupling embodied in the engine flywheel, thence through a Wilson-Drewry epicyclic gearbox and a jackshift mounted reverse and reduction gear unit which renders all speeds available in either direction.
DSA / 223 Maker's Number
THE DREWRY CAR CO_ LTD_ / LOCO.No_2433 / 200 H.P. - 1953 / CONSTRUCTED BY / THE VULCAN FOUNDRY LTD_ / NEWTON LE WILLOWS, LANCS / No_D182 / CITY WALL HOUSE, LONDON, E.C.2. Maker's Plate
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