48 Class (GrainCorp)

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Description

GrainCorp were allocated a number of (former Pacific National) 48 Class locomotives by the NSW Government for use on regional branch lines. These locomotives were slowly cycled through Junee Railway Workshops for repaint and overhaul, with all of the locomotives being renumbered into the "482" number series.



The "GPU" locomotives are additional 48 Class purchased by GrainCorp from Pacific National. "GPU" stands for "GrainCorp Power Unit", and they are intended for use as additional power on grain trains, although they are not to be used as lead units.

Datasheet

Introduced 1959
Wheel arrangement Co-Co
Manufactured by A.E. Goodwin - Sydney, New South Wales
Traction type Diesel-Electric
Number in database 20
Length 13.49 metres
Weight 77.8 tonnes
Tractive effort 950hp
Production model DL531
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Fleet status

Road number Gauge Status Last owner Last operator / caretaker
48201 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48202 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48203 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48204 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48205 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48206 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48207 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48208 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48209 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48210 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48211 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48212 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48213 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48214 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48215 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48216 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48217 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48218 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
GPU1 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
GPU2 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National

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