V Class

 

V544 Leads PM9 Specialised Container Transport freight through Mambray Creek, South Australia, 5 August 2007. Photo: Samuel Wittwer, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

V544

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2002

 

Number built:

1

 

Model:

GT46C

 

Manufacturer:

Downer EDI

 

Manufacturing location:

Cardiff, NSW

 

Engine:

EMD 710G3B

 

Traction power:

2863 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

133.5 t

 

Length:

20.8 m

The sole member of its class, V544 is similar to the Q Class in service in Western Australia. Its cab was manufactured at Somerton in Melbourne, while the remainder of the unit was built at Cardiff in New South Wales. V544 has been used on freight service in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. It is now stored at Port Augusta in South Australia.