GWN Class

 

Road numbers:

GWN001–5

 

Operator:

Genesee & Wyoming Australia

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2013

 

Number built:

5

 

Model:

GT42CU-ACe

 

Manufacturer:

Evans Deakin Industries/EMD

 

Manufacturing location:

Maryborough, Qld

 

Engine:

EMD 710G3B

 

Traction power:

2259 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

120.0 t

 

Length:

20.8 m

Five GWN Class units were purchased by Genesee & Wyoming Australia for service in iron ore haulage at Whyalla in South Australia. They entered service in 2013, replacing older locomotives previously used on these trains. The GWN Class shares the same design as Aurizon’s 4100 and ACN Classes, and Pacific National’s 83 Class.