ALF Class

 

ALF22, another ALF unit and a CLF unit, Port Adelaide, South Australia, September 2001. Photo: Michael Greenhill, Flickr Commons.

Road numbers:

ALF18–24

 

Operator:

Genesee & Wyoming Australia

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1994

 

Number built:

8

 

Model:

JT26C-2M

 

Manufacturer:

Morris Knudsen Australia

 

Manufacturing location:

Whyalla, SA

 

Engine:

EMD 645E3C

 

Traction power:

2237 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

128.0 t

 

Length:

19.8 m

These locomotives originally entered service as members of the Commonwealth Railways AL Class, which first commenced operating in 1976. They were rebuilt as the ALF Class in 1993–94. The ALF Class units are in use in South Australia working grain, ore and general freight trains.