XR Class

 

VLine locomotive A70 at left with Pacific National XR557 and another XR Class unit at right, South Dynon, Victoria, 16 June 2006. Photo: Marcus Wong Wongm, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

XR550–5, XR557–9

 

Operator:

Pacific National

 

Gauge:

1600 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

2002

 

Number built:

9

 

Model:

GT26C

 

Manufacturer:

Freight Australia

 

Manufacturing location:

Dynon, Vic.

 

Engine:

EMD 645E3C

 

Traction power:

2237 kW

 

Wheel arrangement:

Co-Co

 

Weight:

124.0 t

 

Length:

17.4 m

Six members of the Victorian X Class were rebuilt and became the XR Class. Three other units were later built new to the same design, entering service in early 2006. A further three were built as cabless ‘slave’ units to become the XRB Class. The road number XR556 was never used. The XR Class locomotives are in freight service with Pacific National.