SD90MAC-H Phase II Class

 

Road numbers:

901–17

 

Operator:

Fortescue Metals Group

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1999

 

Number built:

17

 

Model:

SD90MAC-H Phase II

 

Manufacturer:

Electro-Motive Diesel

 

Manufacturing location:

London, Ontario, Canada

 

Engine:

EMD 710G3B (901–909); EMD 265H (910–917)

 

Traction power:

3207 kW (901–909); 4474 kW (910–917)

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

190.0 t

 

Length:

24.4 m

Originally in service with Union Pacific in the United States, the first nine units of the SD90MAC-H Phase II Class were purchased by Fortescue Metals Group in 2011. Their original EMD 265 engines were not successful and they were re-engined with less powerful EMD 710G3B engines. A further eight units that had also operated with Union Pacific were obtained by Fortescue Metals Group and arrived in Western Australia in 2014. These units are now stored; it was expected that they would be re-engined with 710 series engines like units 901–909, but this has not occurred.