82 Class

 

Pacific National locomotives 8242, 8220 and 8254 on the rear of Up coal train at Ardglen crossing loop, New South Wales, 28 December 2013.

Road numbers:

8201–18, 8220, 8222–45, 8248–58

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1994

 

Number built:

58

 

Model:

JT42C

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Braemar, NSW

 

Engine:

EMD 710G3A

 

Traction power:

2259 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

132.3 t

 

Length:

20.8 m

New South Wales introduced the 82 Class in 1994 to fulfil the need for general freight locomotives. They were leased under a Ready Power agreement, with the manufacturers also providing maintenance. The 82 Class units are similar in appearance to the 90 Class, but are lighter and less powerful. This enables them to be used in a wider range of service, which is mostly in New South Wales, but also interstate. Four members of the class have been scrapped.