PL Class

 

Road numbers:

PL1

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1998

 

Number built:

7

 

Model:

DL351

 

Manufacturer:

AE Goodwin

 

Manufacturing location:

Auburn, NSW

 

Engine:

Alco 251B

 

Traction power:

708 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

73.8 t

 

Length:

13.5 m

Seven former New South Wales 48 Class locomotives were rebuilt from 1998 to 2001 by FreightCorp at Chullora in Sydney to become the PL Class. Initial service was working PortLink intermodal freight shuttle trains between Port Botany and other locations in the Sydney suburban area. They were later used in other freight and shunting duties. PL1 is now used for shunting at Port Augusta in South Australia.