H Class (VIC, Diesel-Electric)

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Description

Originally numbered T413-T417, the five members of the H Class carry an additional ten tonnes of ballasting to enable them to shunt hump yards in Melbourne. Upgrades to the Victorian rail network over the years have enabled them to move beyond their original duties, hauling various freight trains around the state. All five units passed into Pacific National ownership as part of the takeover of Freight Australia, with only H1 operational at the start of 2012.

Source: Trackside

Datasheet

Introduced 1968
Wheel arrangement Bo-Bo
Manufactured by Clyde Engineering - Granville, New South Wales
Traction type Diesel-Electric
Number in database 5
Length 12.4 m
Weight 81.00 t
Tractive effort 745 kW (1000 HP)
Production model G18B
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Fleet status

Road number Gauge Status Last owner Last operator / caretaker
H1 Broad1600mm Operational Pacific National Pacific National
H2 Broad1600mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
H3 Broad1600mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
H4 Broad1600mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National
H5 Broad1600mm Stored Pacific National Pacific National

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