S Class

 

Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotives at Lithgow, New South Wales: S302 and B61, with GM22 at left, 9 August 2015.

Road numbers:

S302, S306–7, S312, S317

 

Operator:

Pacific National (S306–7); Southern Shorthaul Railroad (S302, S312, S317)

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1957

 

Number built:

18

 

Model:

16C

 

Manufacturer:

Clyde Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Granville, NSW

 

Engine:

EMD 567C

 

Traction power:

1342 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

115.8 t

 

Length:

17.9 m

The first S Class diesel locomotives entered service with Victorian Railways in 1957. They were similar to the GM12 Class in service with Commonwealth Railways and the 42 Class in service with the Department of Railways in New South Wales. The S Class proved to be reliable units in both passenger and freight service, and continue to be used by various operators.