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Locomotive Classes

Pacific National 92 Class locomotive 9204, and TT Class locomotives TT106 and TT104 with an Up coal train, Lochinvar, 8 April 2017.

The listings provided on these pages describe the locomotives currently owned and in operation with the various passenger and freight rail operators throughout Australia on the three main gauges. Most of the locomotives listed are operational on a regular basis. A small number are stored but are retained in the ownership of various operators. Some locomotives are stored temporarily and may return to service in the future. Others have been withdrawn from service and will eventually be scrapped. Stored locomotives are included because some will eventually return to service.

The locomotive class listings include locomotives operating on narrow (1067 mm), standard (1435 mm) and broad (1600 mm) gauge lines in Australia. Not included are many locomotives used on local industrial railways, such as those that service the sugar cane railway networks in Queensland. Also not included are steam, diesel and electric locomotives retained solely for historical purposes. Nevertheless, some units owned by preservation groups are hired at times to freight operators.

Some locomotives are not given a class designation by their operators, and in those cases they have been listed according to the model. Class names are sometimes used by more than one operator, such as the H Class and the P Class, but these refer to different locomotive types. Road numbers listed refer to those locomotives currently in existence. Original road numbers of the class may have included further units that have since been withdrawn. The same road numbers are sometimes used by more than one locomotive of different classes. The year of entry into service refers to the year the first member of the class officially entered service. In most cases the class leader, the member with the lowest road number, was the first to enter service.

Traction power figures refer to the traction output of the generator rather than the power of the diesel engine. Locomotive lengths typically refer to the length over the headstocks, which are the ends of the underframe of the locomotive. The headstocks support coupling equipment, which is not included in the lengths indicated.

The Locomotive Number Indexes page lists all locomotives described in number and alphabetical order.


Links to locomotive classes currently operating regularly in Australia are below.

14 Class

22 Class

32 Class

44 Class

45 Class

48 Class

49 Class

71 Class

73 Class

80 Class

81 Class

82 Class

83 Class

88 Class

90 Class

92 Class

93 Class

422 Class

442 Class

500 Class

600 Class

830 Class

850/D16 Class

900 Class

1000/D35 Class

1100 Class

1200 Class (Aurizon)

1200 Class (National Railway Equipment Company)

1300 Class

1600 Class

1720 Class

1900 Class

2150 Class

2170 Class

2170F Class

2300 Class

2300D Class

2400 Class

2470 Class

2700 Class

2800 Class

2900 Class

3200 Class

3551 Class

3700 Class

3800 Class

4000 Class

4100 Class

4600 Class

5000 Class

5020 Class

6000 Class

6020 Class

A Class

AB Class

AC Class

AC44C6M Class

ACB Class

ACC Class

ACD Class

ACN Class

ALF Class

AN Class

B Class

BL Class


BRM Class

C Class

C36-7M Class

C44-9W Class (Fortescue Metals Group)

C44-9W Class (Rio Tinto Iron Ore)

CD Class

CEY Class

CF Class

CK Class

CLF Class

CLP Class

CM Class

Comalco GT26C Class

CS Class

CSR Class

DAZ Class

DBZ Class

DC Class (Aurizon)

DC Class (Bowen Rail Company)

DFZ Class

DH Class

DL Class (Pacific National)

DL Class (Queensland Rail)

DQ Class

DR Class

EL Class

ES44ACi Class

ES44DCi Class

FIE Class

FJ Class

FL Class

FQ Class

G Class

GE L80T Class

GL Class

GM1 Class

GM12 Class

GML Class

GPU Class

GWA Class

GWB Class

GWN Class

GWU Class

H Class (SCT Logistics)

H Class (Watco Australia)

HL Class

J Class

JT42C Class

K Class

KA Class

L Class

LDP Class

MM Class

MP27CN Class

MP33C Class

MP33CN Class

MRL Class

N Class

NR Class 

ORN Class

P Class (Aurizon)

P Class (Various operators)

PA Class

PB Class

PH Class

PHC Class

PL Class

PN Class

PRL Class

Q Class

QBX Class

QL Class

RHA Class

RL Class

RT Class

S Class (Aurizon)

S Class (Various operators)

SCT Class

SD70ACe Class

SD70ACe/LC Class

SD70ACe/LCi Class

SD90MAC-H Phase II Class

SSR Class

T Class

TA Class

TR Class

TT Class

UM20C Class

V Class

VL Class

WH Class

WRA Class

WRB Class

X Class

X200 Class

XR Class

XRB Class

XRN Class

Y Class

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