4600 Class

 

Road numbers:

4601–14 (Not all in service yet)

 

Operator:

Bowen Rail Company

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2021

 

Number built:

14

 

Model:

GT46C-ACe Gen III

 

Manufacturer:

Progress Rail

 

Manufacturing location:

Muncie, Indiana, USA

 

Engine:

EMD 16-710G3C-T3

 

Traction power:

3207 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

138.0 t

 

Length:

23.7 m

Bowen Rail ordered a fleet of ten locomotives from Progress Rail in the United States, with all arriving in Australia in 2021. Another four were ordered in 2022. The 4600 Class includes advanced safety equipment to make them easier to operate and improve braking compared to existing locomotives. They are used for hauling coal trains between the Carmichael Mine and the North Queensland Export Terminal, near Bowen.