G Class

 

Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotive G514, Lithgow, New South Wales, 29 December 2016.

Road numbers:

G511–16, G519–43

 

Operator:

CFCL Australia (G512, G515); Genesee & Wyoming Australia (G533, G535); Linx Rail Services (G516, G534); Pacific National (G519–20, G522–31, G536–43); Qube Logistics (G521, G532); Southern Shorthaul Railroad (G513–14); Watco Australia (G511)

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1984

 

Number built:

33

 

Model:

JT26C-2SS

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Rosewater, SA (G511–25); Somerton, Vic. (G526–43)

 

Engine:

EMD 645E3B

 

Traction power:

2237 kW (G516, G534); 2461 kW (G523, G526, G529–31, G536, G541, G543)

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

127.6 t

 

Length:

19.8 m

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.