92 Class

 

Pacific National 92 Class locomotive 9210, 93 Class locomotive 9314, and 92 Class locomotive 9203 with an Up coal train, Lochinvar, New South Wales, 8 April 2017.

Road numbers:

9201–15

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2008

 

Number built:

15

 

Model:

C44aci

 

Manufacturer:

United Group Rail

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, NSW

 

Engine:

GE 7FDL

 

Traction power:

3184 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

139.0 t

 

Length:

20.8 m

The 92 Class was the first Australian locomotive to use the C44aci production model that is now owned by numerous railway companies throughout Australia. Later deliveries of this model were slightly more powerful than the first classes to be introduced. Entering service in 2008 and 2009, the 92 Class was designed for heavy coal haulage and intermodal freight operations. Their weight with maximum fuel capacity is 139.0 tonnes, but they are capable of operating with lower fuel capacity to reduce overall weight. They are similar in appearance to the NR Class. The 92 Class locomotives are in service working Hunter Valley coal traffic in New South Wales.