WH Class

 

Whitehaven Coal’s three WH class locomotives, WH003, WH001 and WH002 with a Down empty coal train, near Quipolly, New South Wales, 20 August 2013.

Road numbers:

WH001–3

 

Operator:

Whitehaven Coal

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2010

 

Number built:

3

 

Model:

GT46C-Ace

 

Manufacturer:

Downer EDI

 

Manufacturing location:

Cardiff, NSW

 

Engine:

EMD 710G3C

 

Traction power:

3207 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

133.5 t

 

Length:

20.8 m

The WH Class was built using the GT46C-ACe production model. Three WH Class units are owned by Whitehaven Coal and all entered service in 2010. They operate coal trains from the Gunnedah area of New South Wales.