P Class

 

Locomotive P18 shunting near Southern Cross station, Melbourne, 14 January 2017.

Road numbers:

P11–23

 

Operator:

Ettamogah Rail Hub (P19, P21–23); Southern Shorthaul Railroad (P11, P14, P16–P18); V/Line Passenger (P12–13, P15)

 

Gauge:

1435 mm; 1600 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1984

 

Number built:

13

 

Model:

G18HB-R

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Somerton, Vic.

 

Engine:

EMD 645E3

 

Traction power:

746 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Bo-Bo

 

Weight:

73.7 t

 

Length:

13.6 m

Thirteen members of the Victorian T Class were rebuilt as the P Class for passenger work in the middle of the 1980s. They were later used in freight operations. Most were withdrawn in August 2017.