CK Class

 

CK1 rests in Spencer Junction Yard, near Port Augusta, South Australia, before being hauled to Islington workshops in Adelaide for repainting to bright yellow, 22 July 2013. Photo: Jack Chambers, Flickr Commons.

Road numbers:

CK1, CK3–5

 

Operator:

Genesee & Wyoming Australia

 

Gauge:

1067 mm; 1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1994

 

Number built:

5

 

Model:

G18B

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Granville, NSW

 

Engine:

EMD 645E

 

Traction power:

746 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Bo-Bo

 

Weight:

69.1 t

 

Length:

12.4 m

Five former Victorian Railways T Class units were purchased by Australian National and renumbered as the CK Class in 1993 and 1994. CK2 was later sold to Specialised Container Transport and restored to its original number, T404. The remaining four CK locomotives are allocated to Whyalla in South Australia, mainly for iron ore haulage.