ES44ACi Class

 

Road numbers:

9100–65

 

Operator:

Rio Tinto Iron Ore

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2014

 

Number built:

66 (Not all in service yet)

 

Model:

ES44ACi

 

Manufacturer:

General Electric

 

Manufacturing location:

Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Engine:

GE V250

 

Traction power:

3281 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

197.0 t

 

Length:

22.0 m

The latest addition to the Rio Tinto Iron Ore locomotive fleet, the first of these units arrived in Western Australia in early 2014. They are similar to the earlier ES44DCi locomotives in service with Rio Tinto and signify a move by the company towards AC traction units. Delivery of further units on order will bring the class to 66 members.