GE L80T Class

 

GE L80T Class diesel locomotive No. 55, Folly, Junee Railway Workshop, 3 January 2018.

Road numbers:

49–50, 55, 57, D2

 

Operator:

Cockburn Cement (49–50); Junee Railway Workshop (55, 57); Manildra Group (D2)

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1960

 

Number built:

23

 

Model:

L80T

 

Manufacturer:

Goninan

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, NSW

 

Engine:

Rolls Royce C6TFL (49–50); Cummins NT855-L2 (55); Cummins NT855-L4 (57); Cummins NT380 (D2)

 

Traction power:

388 kW (49–50, D2); 433 kW (55); 447 kW (57)

 

Wheel arrangement:

Bo-Bo

 

Weight:

77.5 t

 

Length:

10.3 m

These locomotives are similar to earlier General Electric shunting units in service in the United States. They were originally operated by BHP in Newcastle, with the exception of D2, which entered service with Australian Portland Cement. The class incorporated various engine types. Units 49 and 50 are now owned by Cockburn Cement, and are at Parkeston, near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Number 49 has been fitted with solar panels to supplement its batteries. Two are owned the Junee Railway Workshop in New South Wales, and one by the Manildra Group for shunting at Bomaderry in New South Wales.