ACB Class

 
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Aurizon locomotive ACB405 is one of three locomotives hauling a Down empty coal train passing East Maitland, 9 October 2020.

Road numbers:

ACB4401–6

 

Operator:

Aurizon

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2011

 

Number built:

6

 

Model:

C44aci

 

Manufacturer:

UGL

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, NSW

 

Engine:

GE 7FDL

 

Traction power:

3248 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

134.0 t (low); 139.2 (high)

 

Length:

20.8 m

The ACB Class uses the C44aci production model, with six members entering service in 2011 and 2012. They are slightly more powerful than the earlier AC Class, which are similar, but use the Cv43aci production model. The ACB Class forms part of Aurizon’s Western Australian standard gague fleet. In 2019 some members of the ACB Class units were transferred from Western Australia to operate Hunter Valley coal trains in New South Wales, but have since returned to Western Australia.