90 Class

 

Pacific National locomotives 9030, 9022 and 9014 with a rake of empty coal wagons approaching the Hermitage Road bridge, Belford, in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, 15 August 2015.

Road numbers:

9001–35

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1994

 

Number built:

35

 

Model:

GT46CWM

 

Manufacturer:

Electro-Motive Diesel (9001–31); Downer EDI (9032–5)

 

Manufacturing location:

London, Ontario, Canada (9001–31); Cardiff, NSW (9032–5)

 

Engine:

EMD 710G3A

 

Traction power:

2863 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

165.2 t

 

Length:

20.8 m

The 90 Class was introduced around the same time as the 82 Class, which is similar in appearance. Originally leased from Clyde Engineering through a Ready Power contract, they are now owned by Pacific National. Their heavy weight restricts their operation to Hunter Valley coal traffic in New South Wales, where they have operated since their introduction.