850/D16 Class

 

Road numbers:

D27

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1959

 

Number built:

12

 

Model:

STE83B

 

Manufacturer:

English Electric

 

Manufacturing location:

Rocklea, Qld

 

Engine:

EE 8SRKT

 

Traction power:

634 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Bo-Bo

 

Weight:

93.4 t

 

Length:

12

The 850 Class (also known as the D16) entered service with Australian Iron & Steel at Port Kembla from 1959. They saw usage in coal haulage in the local area, as well as shunting service at the steelworks. D27 is the last remaining unit, and it continues to be used in the Port Kembla area.