RHA Class

 

Road numbers:

RHA1001–26

 

Operator:

Roy Hill Australia

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2015

 

Number built:

21

 

Model:

ES44ACi

 

Manufacturer:

General Electric

 

Manufacturing location:

Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Engine:

GE V250

 

Traction power:

3281 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

197.0 t

 

Length:

22.0 m

The Roy Hill railway is the newest iron ore railway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Using the same model as the ES44ACi locomotives in service with Rio Tinto, the RHA units were the first locomotives ordered for the Roy Hill railway. A total of  21 RHA Class locomotives entered service in 2015 and 2016, with a further five units in 2018.