AC Class

 

Australian Railroad Group AC Class locomotive AC4308 was a special exhibit at an open day at Bassendean Railway Museum, Western Australia, 11 October 2009.

Road numbers:

AC4301–8

 

Operator:

Aurizon

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2009

 

Number built:

8

 

Model:

Cv43aci

 

Manufacturer:

United Group Rail

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, NSW

 

Engine:

GE 7FDL

 

Traction power:

3184 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

134.0 t (low); 139.2 (high)

 

Length:

20.8 m

The AC Class units were originally obtained for working Koolyanobbing–Esperance iron ore freight. They have also been used in grain and other freight operations in Western Australia. The letter ‘v’ in the model designation indicates that the locomotive is equipped with variable power option, enabling fuel savings when operated in multiple with other similar units.