Currently stored, pending a worker friendly location.
Built by QR’s Redbank workshops and completed in January, 1985, 1225 is a ‘one off’ loco, rebuilt from 1200 class loco 1208 with parts from 1250 class locos, 1252 and 1253. As part of the rebuild, the loco was also changed from a car body to a hood unit. As with all 1200 and 1250 class locos, 1225 has a Co-Co axle configuration but its powerplant is the more powerful 1145 kW (1535 HP) EE 12SVT (4 stroke) engine that was found in the 1250 Class locos. 1225 spent most of its working life based at Willowburn (Toowoomba) hauling mainly freight to and from Brisbane and down as far south as Wallangarra but only a couple of years after its birth 1225 was withdrawn from service in November 1987 and was left to quietly deteriorate at QR’s Redbank Workshops.
To learn even more about 1225 click here to read the article by Greg Adams featured in December 2010’s Railway Digest Magazine.
- 07 Oct 2012