C502, Goulburn, New South Wales, 4 July 2010.
Rail First Asset Management (C502–3, C508); Southern Shorthaul Railroad (C504–7, C509–10)
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The C Class units were the most powerful locomotives in service with Victorian Railways when they first entered service in 1977. They were obtained for heavy freight main line service in Victoria, but also hauled passenger trains at times. They were used on broad and standard gauge, but all are now on standard gauge tracks. Nine remain in service with Rail First Asset Management and Southern Shorthaul Railroad, while class leader C501 is owned by Seymour Railway Heritage Centre.