83 Class

 

8313 at Gracemere, near Rockhampton, Queensland, 29 September 2010.

Road numbers:

8301–52

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2008

 

Number built:

52

 

Model:

GT42CU-Ace

 

Manufacturer:

Downer EDI

 

Manufacturing location:

Maryborough, Qld

 

Engine:

EMD 710G3B

 

Traction power:

2259 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

120.0 t

 

Length:

20.8 m

An initial order of 13 of the 83 Class locomotives entered service in 2008 and 2009.  Subsequent orders took the total to 46 units operational with Pacific National by 2012. A further six units were purchased second-hand in 2018, five of which were originally members of the LDP Class. The 83 Class units share the same design as the Aurizon 4100 and ACN classes and the Genesee & Wyoming GWN Class. They are used in freight haulage with Pacific National in Queensland.