45 Class

 

Preserved diesel locomotives 4501 and 4486 with 5L03 special train to Kandos put on a smoke display at a photostop at Brogans Creek, on the branch from Wallerawang, 20 October 2012.

Road numbers:

3505, 4532

 

Operator:

Junee Railway Workshop (3505 ); Southern Shorthaul Railroad (4532)

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1962

 

Number built:

40

 

Model:

DL541

 

Manufacturer:

AE Goodwin

 

Manufacturing location:

Auburn, NSW

 

Engine:

Alco 251B

 

Traction power:

1342 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

112.3 t

 

Length:

16.6 m

40 members of the 45 Class entered service in New South Wales from 1962 to 1964. Their engines are similar to those of the earlier 44 Class units. They spent most of their working lives in freight service in the western and northern areas of the state. Number 3505 was originally 4505, and is now used as a mobile engine rebuild platform at Junee in New South Wales, while 4532 is stored.