Grain Corp 90 class?

 
  aident Locomotive Fireman

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
Because they don't get many mentions, have a loud turbo, sound great in dynamic and are cosy in winter for the driver.
Junction box
Couldn't agree more, They also set the standard for modern Australian locomotive design.

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  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville


Also how the heck did we get to discussing this?
Aiden Teszke
The 90 class will probably always be king of coal.
Aiden Teszke

That's how!

Simples!
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Are they Australian design?  They were built in Canada (except for 4) no?
  M636C Minister for Railways

Are they Australian design?  They were built in Canada (except for 4) no?
james.au
They were designed in the USA and built in Canada.
Even those assembled in Australia only had Australian built frames, the rest being built in Canada and shipped out.

But they were the first main line locomotives with an end cab and long hood which was followed by the NR class, the Q class and most other locomotives built in Australia subsequently.

They did most of the really heavy coal haulage for ten years from 1994, and the Aurizon 5000 class were clearly influenced by them. They will probably remain in coal traffic for some time to come, even if they cost more to maintain because of the cost of traction motor maintenance.

M636C
  aident Locomotive Fireman

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter


Also how the heck did we get to discussing this?
The 90 class will probably always be king of coal.

That's how!

Simples!
bingley hall
-_- It's true mate.

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