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GWU Class

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GWU001 and FQ03 rolling along the line with 7AD1 freight, near Two Wells, South Australia, 11 January 2014. Photo: Jack Chambers, Flickr Commons.

Road numbers:

GWU001–15

 

Operator:

Aurizon (GWU012–GWU015); East Coast Rail (GWU001–GWU011)

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2012

 

Number built:

15

 

Model:

C44aci

 

Manufacturer:

UGL

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, NSW

 

Engine:

GE 7FDL

 

Traction power:

3248 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

134.0 t (low); 139.2 (high)

 

Length:

20.8 m

Nine of the GWU Class units entered service in 2012, two in 2020, and a further four in 2021. They were built using the C44aci production model, which is in service with various railway operators throughout Australia. Eleven are now owned by East Coast Rail and four are part of the Aurizon standard gauge fleet.

 

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