H Class

 

Pacific National locomotive H1 stabled at the Kensington grain sidings, Victoria, 29 June 2012. Photo:  Alex1991 at English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

H1–5

 

Operator:

Ettamogah Rail Hub (H2, H3, H5); Pacific National (H1, H4)

 

Gauge:

1600 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1968

 

Number built:

5

 

Model:

G18B

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Granville, NSW

 

Engine:

EMD 645E

 

Traction power:

746 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Bo-Bo

 

Weight:

81.2 t

 

Length:

12.4 m

Five H Class locomotives were obtained for hump yard shunting in Melbourne. They are a heavier version of the earlier T Class and were fitted with low-speed controls. Their service has included shunting and general freight haulage.