442 Class

 

442s5 and 442s1, Cootamundra, New South Wales, 3 January 2018.

Road numbers:

44202, 44204, 44206, 44208–9, 442s1–2, 442s5

 

Operator:

Manildra Group (44208, 44209); Qube Logistics (44202); Southern Shorthaul Railroad (44204, 44206, 442s1–2, 442s5)

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1971

 

Number built:

40

 

Model:

DL500G

 

Manufacturer:

AE Goodwin (44201–44234); Commonwealth Engineering (44235–44240)

 

Manufacturing location:

Auburn, NSW

 

Engine:

Alco 251C

 

Traction power:

1491 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

114.8 t

 

Length:

17.4 m

The first members of the 442 Class entered service with the Department of Railways, New South Wales, in 1971. Units 44235–40 were completed by Commonwealth Engineering after AE Goodwin ceased business. They were mostly used in main line freight service throughout New South Wales. Several members were later renumbered in private service. Twelve 442 Class units were rebuilt as the GL Class from 2002 to 2004.