Australian National AN class

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Australian National AN Class
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AN11 in Australian National livery trails an NR class in Newport in May 2008
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Clyde Engineering, Somerton
Serial number 92-1297 to 92-1299
93-1300 to 93-1307
Model Electro-Motive Diesel JT46C
Build date 1992/93
Total produced 11
Specifications
UIC classification Co-Co
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Length 22.60 m (74 ft 2 in)
Fuel type Diesel
Prime mover EMD 16-710G3A
Engine type V16 diesel
Generator Electro-Motive Diesel AR11
Cylinders 16
Performance figures
Maximum speed 150 km/h (93 mph)
Power output 3,030 kW (4,063 hp)
Tractive effort (Continuous) 323 kN (73,000 lbf) at 26 km/h (16 mph)
Career
Operator(s) Australian National
Number in class 11
Number(s) AN1-AN11
First run 1992
Current owner Pacific National
Disposition 10 in service, 1 scrapped

The AN class are a class of diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Somerton for Australian National in 1992/93.

They entered service on Australian National's standard gauge network from Broken Hill to Adelaide, Alice Springs and Perth.[1] In 1995 all were leased to National Rail with the transfer of Australian National's interstate operations.

In January 1996 AN10 was destroyed in the Hines Hill train collision. In November 1997 the remaining 10 were sold to National Rail[1] passing to Pacific National with the sale of National Rail in February 2002. In 2004 they began to operate to Darwin following this line opening.

Today AN class locomotives are generally used as trailing locomotives including on The Ghan with one having been suitably repainted.[2][3] They are commonly used as second locomotives on steel trains in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.[4]

Fleet status[edit]

Locomotive Serial No Completed Livery Status
AN1 92-1297 1992 Pacific National blue & yellow Operational
AN2 92-1298 1992 Pacific National blue & yellow Operational
AN3 92-1299 1992 Pacific National blue & yellow (repainted from Ghan red livery in early 2014) Operational
AN4 93-1300 1993 Pacific National blue & yellow Operational
AN5 93-1301 1993 Pacific National blue & yellow Operational
AN6 93-1302 1993 Pacific National blue & yellow Operational
AN7 93-1303 1993 Pacific National blue & yellow Operational
AN8 93-1304 1993 Pacific National blue & yellow Operational
AN9 93-1305 1993 Pacific National blue & yellow Operational
AN10 93-1306 1993 Australian National green & yellow Scrapped
AN11 93-1307 1993 Pacific National blue & yellow Operational

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The AN class locomotives" Railway Digest September 1990 page 38
  2. ^ AN Class Railpage
  3. ^ AN Class Vicsig
  4. ^ "Always the bridesmaid - The AN Class" Railway Digest November 2010 page 34