BL Class (SA, Diesel)

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Description

Built for Australian National in Rosewater (SA) following the success of the NSW 81 Class, the BL Class were purchased for interstate freight on both broad and standard gauge lines. The entire class passed first to National Rail and later Pacific National, and continued to be used on interstate intermodal and steel traffic, as well as The Overland. The class is split between Victoria and NSW, with the Victorian units used on Long Island steel traffic as well as export and domestic broad gauge grain. The NSW units typically see service on bulk freight such as ore, coal, cement and grain.

Source: Trackside

Datasheet

Introduced 1981
Wheel arrangement Co-Co
Manufactured by Clyde Engineering - Rosewater, South Australia
Traction type Diesel-Electric
Number in database 10
Production model JT26C-2SS
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Fleet status

Road number Gauge Status Last owner Last operator / caretaker
BL26 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
BL27 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
BL28 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
BL29 Broad1600mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
BL30 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
BL31 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
BL32 Broad1600mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
BL33 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
BL34 Broad1600mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
BL35 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National

Please note - in the case of scrapped, renumbered or rebuilt locomotives, the last operator or owner is listed.