48 Class (NSWGR)

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Description

The 48 Class were A. E. Goodwin’s response to a NSW Government tender for twenty branchline diesels in 1958. A further ten units were ordered in 1960, followed by another fifteen units in 1961. The first forty-five members of the class are referred to as “Mk1″ units. Based on the success of these first class members, another forty units  were ordered in 1963, to be known as “Mk2″ units. The NSWGR ordered another forty units in 1965 (Mk3), with a final forty 48 Class ordered in 1968 (Mk4), ensuring the class totalled 165 locomotives.

Seven 48 Class locomotives were converted to PL (PortLink) class in the late 1990′s, specifically for push-pull container trip trains in the Sydney metropolitan area, although the class is arguably better known for recent work on coal trains in the Newcastle area. For more details on the PL Class, see below.

Many of the Mk1 48 Class were withdrawn in the 1990′s and sold to private operators, although the remaining members of the class were included in the sale of FreightCorp to form Pacific National. The surviving Mk1 members of the class are split between Junee Railway Workshops and Engenco (formerly Coote Industrial) for lease service, while RailCorp maintains 4819 and 4827 for shunting and infrastructure work. The remaining surviving locos from the Mk2, Mk3 and Mk4 groups are split between Pacific National and GrainCorp. A number of Mk1 units are also preserved with various groups.

Mk1: 4801 - 4845.

Mk2: 4846 - 4885.

Mk3: 4886 - 48125.

Mk4: 48126 - 48165.

Source: Trackside

Datasheet

Introduced 1959
Wheel arrangement Co-Co
Manufactured by A.E. Goodwin - Sydney, New South Wales
Traction type Diesel-Electric
Number in database 165
Length 13.49 metres
Weight 73.8 - 77.8 tonnes
Tractive effort 900 - 950hp
Production model DL531
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Fleet status

Road number Gauge Status Last owner Last operator / caretaker
4801 Standard1435mm Stored Transport Heritage NSW State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4802 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4803 Standard1435mm Preserved - Operational Transport Heritage NSW New South Wales Rail Transport Museum
4804 Standard1435mm Scrapped Silverton Rail State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4805 Standard1435mm Stored Transport Heritage NSW State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4806 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
4807 Standard1435mm Preserved - Operational Transport Heritage NSW ARHS ACT Division
4808 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4809 Standard1435mm Scrapped Greentrains/Engenco State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4810 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4811 Standard1435mm Renumbered State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4812 Standard1435mm Renumbered State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4813 Standard1435mm Rebuilt State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4814 Standard1435mm Operational Junee Railway Workshops QUBE Logistics
4815 Standard1435mm Renumbered State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4816 Standard1435mm Operational Junee Railway Workshops QUBE Logistics
4817 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4818 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4819 Standard1435mm Operational Sydney Trains NSW TrainLink
4820 Standard1435mm Under overhaul Junee Railway Workshops State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4821 Standard1435mm Preserved - Operational Goulburn Roundhouse Museum ARHS ACT Division
4822 Standard1435mm Stored Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum
4823 Standard1435mm Scrapped New South Wales Government Railways New South Wales Government Railways
4824 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4825 Standard1435mm Renumbered State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4826 Standard1435mm Scrapped Genesee & Wyoming Australia State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4827 Standard1435mm Operational Sydney Trains NSW TrainLink
4828 Standard1435mm Stored Greentrains/Engenco Silverton Rail
4829 Standard1435mm Renumbered State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4830 Standard1435mm Scrapped Allco Finance State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4831 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4832 Standard1435mm Scrapped Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4833 Standard1435mm Preserved - Operational Goodwin ALCo 3801 Limited
4834 Standard1435mm Scrapped Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4835 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4836 Standard1435mm Operational Junee Railway Workshops QUBE Logistics
4837 Standard1435mm Stored Greentrains/Engenco Silverton Rail
4838 Standard1435mm Renumbered State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4839 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4840 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4841 Standard1435mm Stored Greentrains/Engenco Silverton Rail
4842 Standard1435mm Scrapped Greentrains/Engenco Silverton Rail
4843 Standard1435mm Renumbered State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4844 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4845 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4846 Standard1435mm Stored GrainCorp N/A
4847 Standard1435mm Scrapped Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4848 Standard1435mm Rebuilt FreightCorp FreightCorp
4849 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4850 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4851 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
4852 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4853 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
4854 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
4855 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4856 Standard1435mm Rebuilt FreightCorp FreightCorp
4857 Standard1435mm Scrapped Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4858 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4859 Standard1435mm Stored GrainCorp N/A
4860 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4861 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4862 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4863 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4864 Standard1435mm Renumbered Pacific National Silverton Rail
4865 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4866 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4867 Standard1435mm Rebuilt FreightCorp FreightCorp
4868 Standard1435mm Rebuilt FreightCorp FreightCorp
4869 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4870 Standard1435mm Rebuilt FreightCorp FreightCorp
4871 Standard1435mm Rebuilt FreightCorp FreightCorp
4872 Standard1435mm Stored GrainCorp Pacific National
4873 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4874 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4875 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4876 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4877 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
4878 Standard1435mm Renumbered Pacific National Pacific National
4879 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4880 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4881 Standard1435mm Rebuilt FreightCorp FreightCorp
4882 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4883 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4884 Standard1435mm Stored GrainCorp Pacific National
4885 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4886 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
4887 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
4888 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4889 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
4890 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4891 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4892 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
4893 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
4894 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
4895 Standard1435mm Scrapped State Rail Authority of New South Wales State Rail Authority of New South Wales
4896 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
4897 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
4898 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
4899 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
48100 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
48101 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48102 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48103 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48104 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48105 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48106 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48107 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48108 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48109 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48110 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
48111 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
48112 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48113 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
48114 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48115 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
48116 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
48117 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48118 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48119 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48120 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48121 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
48122 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48123 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48124 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
48125 Standard1435mm Renumbered GrainCorp Pacific National
48126 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48127 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48128 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48129 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
48130 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48131 Standard1435mm Rebuilt Pacific National Pacific National
48132 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48133 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48134 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48135 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
48136 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
48137 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48138 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48139 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
48140 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48141 Standard1435mm Scrapped PTC of NSW PTC of NSW
48142 Standard1435mm Under overhaul GrainCorp Pacific National
48143 Standard1435mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
48144 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48145 Standard1435mm Under overhaul GrainCorp Pacific National
48146 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48147 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48148 Standard1435mm Under overhaul GrainCorp Pacific National
48149 Standard1435mm Under overhaul GrainCorp Pacific National
48150 Standard1435mm Rebuilt GrainCorp Pacific National
48151 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48152 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48153 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48154 Standard1435mm Rebuilt GrainCorp Pacific National
48155 Standard1435mm Scrapped Pacific National Pacific National
48156 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48157 Standard1435mm Operational GrainCorp Pacific National
48158 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48159 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48160 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48161 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48162 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48163 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48164 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
48165 Standard1435mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National

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