EL Class

 

Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia locomotives EL56 and EL55 with a loaded coal train, East Maitland, New South Wales, 24 January 2018.

Road numbers:

EL51–8, EL60–4

 

Operator:

CFCL Australia

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1990

 

Number built:

14

 

Model:

CM30-8

 

Manufacturer:

Goninan/General Electric

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, NSW

 

Engine:

GE 7FDL

 

Traction power:

2379 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

113.6 t

 

Length:

19.6 m

The first locomotive type in Australia with a steeply sloped front end, the EL Class entered service in 1990 with Australian National. Thirteen of the original fourteen members of the class are in now service with CFCL Australia in New South Wales and Victoria. EL59 was scrapped.