In the mid-1950s, SJ purchased three light shunter models called Z61 (Kockums), Z62 (Hägglunds & söner) and Z63 (Nohab). In the late 1970s, SJ decided to give these three models the same designation, Z67, and to modernise all 31 of these with the same engine, diesel-hydraulic transmission and power, even if the actual appearance differed.

During its time with SJ, the locomotive was primarily used in northern Sweden, and many ended up with the national rail administration, Banverket. Z63 488 was rebuilt by Hägglunds in 1981 and was given a new identity as Z67 651. It was used by SJ Gods in Dalarna in the 1980s.

In 1993, it was taken over by Banverket’s Industry Division in Nässjö, which painted it yellow and used it with its track replacement trains around the country. It was at that time it was given Banverket’s designation DAL, which indicated it was a diesel work locomotive. It was also given the Industry Division’s unofficial loco with navvy hat and moustache on the front.

The light shunter is used for our shunting operations in Gävle, and the colour and marking it had from its time with Banverket has been restored.  


  • DAL is a letter series designation that indicates that the vehicle is a diesel work locomotive
  • 651 is the locomotive’s unique identifier number


NOHAB 1958  


9.2 metres  


32 tonnes  

Engine power

365 hp, engine Cummins KT1150L  

Maximum permitted speed

60 km/h