5000 Class

 

Aurizon 5000 Class locomotive 5008 and 5020 Class locomotive 5021 with an Up coal train, Lochinvar, New South Wales, 8 April 2017.

Road numbers:

5001–12

 

Operator:

Aurizon

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2005

 

Number built:

12

 

Model:

C40aci

 

Manufacturer:

United Group Rail/General Electric

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, NSW

 

Engine:

GE 7FDL

 

Traction power:

3000 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

176.0 t

 

Length:

20.8 m

The 5000 Class is similar in appearance and has the same engine type as the Pacific National NR Class, but is heavier. Twelve units entered service from 2005 to 2007. They were purchased for coal working in the Hunter Valley area of New South Wales, and all members of the class remain operational.