JT42C Class

 

Road numbers:

R1005–6

 

Operator:

Rio Tinto Aluminium

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2009

 

Number built:

2

 

Model:

JT42C

 

Manufacturer:

Downer EDI

 

Manufacturing location:

Port Augusta, SA

 

Engine:

EMD 710G3C

 

Traction power:

2259 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

128.0 t

 

Length:

20.8 m

Introduced in 2009, these two units were built at Port Augusta in South Australia and are an updated version of the S Class in operation with Aurizon in Western Australia. Both are in service with Rio Tinto Aluminium at Weipa, located on Cape York in Far North Queensland. They replaced older units working at this location.