Built: 1976 by GM, La Grange Illinois works USA.
18 of these Co-Co locomotives were delivered to CIE carrying the 1970s black & orange 'Super Train' livery, and entered service on principal routes of the Irish Rail system to Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway, displacing many first generation 001 Class locos.
The 071 Class themselves are now principally freight locomotives, and have a new livery of black & silver, having been displaced from their one time passenger services by the 201 Class locos and diesel railcars.
The 071 Class still however operate some passengers specials, mainly those organised by the RPSI. Freight services include liner container, timber and Tara Mines ore trains.
Max Speed: 90mph Weight: 99tons Length: 17.47m
Fitted for multiple operation with other GM locos (uncommon)