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Dsa227 – Technical Information

Class No: Dsa 227 TMS No: DSA 320 Maker No: 2425/D174 Built: 1953 by Drewry/Vulcan Configuration: 0-6-0 Gauge: 3ft 6in (1067mm) Cylinders: 8

23 March 2002

The DSA was purchased with a few faults. The major fault was that the gearbox was always stuck in 5th gear. We did a bit of research and found that the gearbox was made by the Self Changing Gears Company (SCG). SCG was owned by the Wilson family and sometimes the gearbox is referred to …


DSA class locomotive was a type of 0-6-0DM diesel-mechanical locomotives built by three different manufacturers: W. G. Bagnall, Hunslet, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Vulcan Foundry for the Drewry Car Co. They were built between 1953 and 1967 Following on from the success of the initial batch of DS class 0-6-0DM shunting locomotives, NZR management decided to acquire further locomotives of this type. These locomotives …