PN Class

 

PN004 with a southbound freight approaching Northgate, Queensland, 15 January 2018.

Road numbers:

PN001–13

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2004

 

Number built:

13

 

Model:

GT42CU-AC

 

Manufacturer:

Downer EDI

 

Manufacturing location:

Maryborough, Qld

 

Engine:

EMD 710G3B

 

Traction power:

2259 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

120.0 t

 

Length:

22.0 m

The PN Class are similar to the Queensland 4000 Class units built around the same time. They are fitted with Automatic Train Protection, which incorporates a number of safety features, including signal updates and the calculation of braking distances. The PN Class units are used for intermodal freight service on the Queensland North Coast line between Brisbane and Cairns.