Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotive G514, Lithgow, New South Wales, 29 December 2016.
Linx Rail Services (G516, G534); One Rail Australia (G533, G535); Pacific National (G519–20, G522–31, G536–43); Qube Logistics (G521, G532); Rail First Asset Management (G512, G515); Southern Shorthaul Railroad (G513–14); Watco Australia (G511)
Year of entry into service:
Rosewater, SA (G511–25); Somerton, Vic. (G526–43)
2237 kW (G516, G534); 2461 kW (G523, G526, G529–31, G536, G541, G543)
The G Class units were introduced in Victoria from 1984 to 1989, and are similar to the 81 Class and the BL Class locomotives. Eight members of the G Class were re-engined with EMD 645F3B engines from 2000 and uprated to 2461 kW. Various operators now use G Class locomotives. They work on broad and standard gauge tracks, mostly in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales, and they can be seen hauling a range of freight services.