Maybe the wrong spot for this, but what's the main difference between the Vic N class locos, and the NR type as used in the likes of the Ghan?
Is it just newer with bigger motor?
Or is there more to it?
Do they use the NR for other passenger services around the country?
Maybe not quite the right thread but it'd be aeasier to name the similarities than differences. They both have the letter N and a good design and flat cab front. That's about it. The NR's have a ground up different frame design, a 16 cylinder GE engine (~4,000hp 7FDL-16) and the N's have a 12 cylinder EMD (~2,500hp 12-645E3B or E3C). The NR's were designed as a freight loco, no passenger work like the N's were with their head end power generators for lighting, heating, cooling, doors etc