N Class                               

 

N475 with passenger train, Footscray, Victoria, 18 December 2017.

Road numbers:

N451–75

 

Operator:

V/Line Passenger

 

Gauge:

1435 mm; 1600 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1986

 

Number built:

25

 

Model:

JT22HC-2

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Somerton, Vic.

 

Engine:

EMD 645E3C (N451–60); EMD 645E3B (N461–75)

 

Traction power:

1679 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

118.0 t

 

Length:

18.9 m

The 25 units of the N Class entered service with V/Line in Victoria from 1986 to 1987. They were introduced for hauling long-distance passenger trains, although they have been used for freight services on occasions. All members of the class remain operational with V/Line on standard gauge and broad gauge tracks.