NR Class

 

NR60 with a freight train shunting back into Sydney’s Enfield Yard, 22 December 2017.

Road numbers:

NR1–2, NR4–32, NR34–121

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1996

 

Number built:

120

 

Model:

Cv40-9i

 

Manufacturer:

Goninan/General Electric

 

Manufacturing location:

Broadmeadow, NSW (NR1–60); Bassendean, WA (NR61–120)

 

Engine:

GE 7FDL

 

Traction power:

3000 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

132.0 t

 

Length:

20.8 m

The National Rail Corporation introduced the NR Class to service in 1996, with all 120 units in service by the end of 1997. NR3 was damaged in an accident and later rebuilt as NR121, while NR33 was scrapped following a collision. In addition to widespread freight service on standard gauge tracks throughout mainland Australia, they are also used in hauling the Indian Pacific, The Ghan and The Overland passenger trains.