The history of the ZP and ZR locomotives that operated in Tasmania can be seen in the table below.

UNIT NO. / NAME

DATE / EVENT

ZB9, ZR1, ZP1

  • 04/1996 -  Rebuild to ZR1 from ZB9, completed at Port Augusta. South Australia. (see ZB9). Painted A.N in yellow / green livery

  • 11/04/1996 - Arrived Burnie

  • 04/1996 - 09/1997 - In limited trial service 

  • 08/1997 - Re-classified to ZP1

  • 09/1997 - Entered general service along with ZR2

  • 06/1998 - Renumbered to Australian Transport Network No. 2100

  • 08/2001 - 01/2002 - Stored out of service at East Tamar Junction (flashover)

  • 12/2003 - 06/03/2004 - Stored out of service at East Tamar Junction (awaiting / undergoing overhaul)

  • 12/2007 - 22/04/2008 - Stored out of service at East Tamar Junction (wheel faults)

  • 05/09/2010 - 23/03/2011 - Stored out of service at East Tamar Junction (awaiting / undergoing overhaul)

  • 17/03/2011 - Repainted in Tasmanian Railways P/L (Tasrail) grey / yellow livery

  • 18/02/2014 -  Stored out of service at East Tamar Junction (engine water leaks)

  • 11/05/2014 - Written off

  • 09/21 - Offered for sale, waiting for disposal outcome

ZB6, ZR2

  • 07/1997 - Rebuild to ZR2 from ZB6 completed at East Tamar Junction Workshops 

  • 07/1997 - In limited trial service (painted in AN yellow / green livery)

  • 09/1997 - Entered general service along with ZP1

  • 06/1998 - Renumbered to Australian Transport Network No. 2101

  • 08/2002 - 26/06/2003 - Stored out of service at East Tamar (faulty engine)

  • 09/2004 - Repainted in Pacific National blue / yellow livery

  • 09/2007 - 01/2008 -  Stored out of service at East Tamar Junction (bogie faults / derailment issues)

  • 05/02/2008 - 16/06/2008 - Restricted service (monitoring bogie performance)

  • Bogie swap undertaken when it was found to be a twisted bogie causing derailments

  • 01/2011 - Fitted with walkway hand-rails

  • 23/06/2014 - Written off & stored out of service at East Tamar (surplus)

  • 09/21 - Heavily vandalised, offered for sale and waiting disposal

With thanks to Stephen Zvillis

Photos by Nevin Shakespeare and Damien Smith