PB Class

 

Pacific National locomotive PB2, Drews siding, Cringila, in the Port Kembla steelworks, New South Wales, 8 August 2014. Photo: Tjbulic, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

PB1–7

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2014

 

Number built:

7

 

Model:

2GS16B-DE

 

Manufacturer:

National Railway Equipment Company

 

Manufacturing location:

Mt Vernon, Illinois, USA

 

Engine:

Two QSK19C

 

Traction power:

1044 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Bo-Bo

 

Weight:

91.0 t

 

Length:

15.4 m

The PB Class are GenSet (generator set) locomotives, each having two separate Cummins engines. Each of the engines can be shut down separately if required, improving efficiency and reducing emissions. They were built in the United States by the National Railway Equipment Company for service with BlueScope Steel at Port Kembla in New South Wales.