New Zealand DC class locomotive
|New Zealand DC class|
DC 4254 in service for ARTA (now Auckland Transport) at Papakura in 2006.
|Type and origin|
|Builder||General Motors Canada (original builder)
Clyde Engineering, Australia (re-builder, 80 units)
NZR Hutt Workshops, Lower Hutt, New Zealand (re-builder, 5 units)
|Build date||1961 – 1967 (as DA class)
1978 – 1981 (rebuilt as DC class)
|Gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Wheel diameter||1.25 metres (4 ft 1 in)|
|Length||14.10 metres (46 ft 3 in)|
|Width||2.72 metres (8 ft 11 in)|
|Height||3.76 metres (12 ft 4 in)|
|Weight on drivers||60.0 tonnes (59.1 long tons; 66.1 short tons)|
|Locomotive weight||82.0 tonnes (80.7 long tons; 90.4 short tons)|
|Prime mover||EMD 12-645C or EMD 12-645E|
|Engine RPM range||900 rpm|
|Engine type||V12 Diesel engine|
|Aspiration||Normally aspirated (Roots blower)|
|Cylinder size||? x ?|
|Maximum speed||100 km/h (62 mph)|
|Power output||1,062 kW (1,424 hp) (645C)
1,230 kW (1,650 hp) (645E)
|Tractive effort||140 kN (31,000 lbf)|
|Number in class||85|
|Number(s)||DC 4006 – 4951 (TMS)
DC 1551 – 1599 (original)[n 1]
|Disposition||57 in service
14 scrapped including 1 sold to TasRail
The New Zealand DC class is the most common class of diesel-electric main-line locomotive on the New Zealand rail network, operated by KiwiRail primarily on freight trains, but also on long-distance KiwiRail Scenic passenger trains, Metlink suburban trains in Wellington operated by Tranz Metro, and Auckland Transport suburban trains in Auckland operated by Transdev.
The locomotives started life as DA class, built by General Motors Canada between 1955 and 1967. Between 1978 and 1983, 85 of the later-build DAs were rebuilt as EMD model G22AR, designated as the DC class, with upgraded engines, new cabs and low short hoods of a style similar to the DX class introduced earlier in the 1970s and the DF class being introduced at the time. Five were rebuilt at the Hutt Workshops near Wellington and the other 80 at Clyde Engineering in Australia.
Each locomotive has a General Motors 12-645C or 12-645E V12 diesel engine (the same as originally fitted to the DF class) and four traction motors, with an authorised maximum speed of 100 km/h. They are 14 metres long, has a height of 3756 mm (12 ft 4in) and weighs 82 tonnes. They can be readily identified as they are considerably shorter than the DF and DX classes and have their paired headlights arranged horizontally, rather than vertically on the DFs.
The five 49-series Hutt-built DCs originally retained the 12-567 engine, before later receiving the 12-645.
The class was initially employed in the North Island, mainly on freight trains but also hauling either carriage trains or depowered 88-seater railcars.
Changes came during the 1980s; the deregulation of land transport saw rail freight volumes decline and the opening of the NIMT electrification saw the locomotive fleet reallocated. These factors saw the withdrawal between 1985 and 1989 of the DJ class and remaining DA class, with the DC class also seeing regular service in the lower South Island as a result.
The class is used on KiwiRail Scenic services in the South Island on the TranzAlpine and Coastal Pacific, and was used on the North Island's Northern Explorer until being replaced by a DFT unit. A pair of units are also occasionally employed to haul the Capital Connection service.
The Northern Explorer’s predecessor, the Overlander, was usually hauled on the northern and southern sections of the NIMT by a DC locomotive, and was often used across the central section as well if an EF locomotive was unavailable.
Auckland Transport service
For several years the class has been employed on suburban carriage trains in Auckland. Since 2003 the operation has been run under a service contract by Transdev Auckland and its predecessors, through firstly the former Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) and now through the Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport.
Currently 21 DC/DCP locomotives – along with three DFT/B units – are leased to Auckland Transport, operating in push-pull mode with Auckland Transport's ex-BR Mark 2 SA/SD cars. Originally the DC units were configured with a set of 3 SA cars and a SD driving car, but with an increase in rail patronage longer trains were provided on the Southern and Eastern lines. These trains are in sets of four SA cars and a SD driving car with a DC locomotive. 17 of the leased locomotives are painted in MAXX blue livery, with the other four units – DC 4104, DC 4260, DC 4346 and DCP 4818 – in KiwiRail livery. All locomotives in service with Auckland Transport have been fitted with Electronic Train Protection (ETP) equipment.
The class hauls Metlink's Wairarapa Connection services between Masterton and Wellington. The locomotives are allocated on a daily basis, rather than being permanently assigned as is the case in Auckland. Five services are operated each way on weekdays, three of these arriving or departing Wellington at peak times, with an additional service each way on Friday night and two services each way on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. The consists comprise Greater Wellington Regional Council's ex-BR Mark 2 SE and SW carriages.
Initially the class was numbered sequentially from DC 1551 (the DA class having ended at 1545, the DF class started at 1651). In 1980 the computerised Traffic Management System (TMS) was introduced and the class was renumbered with a four-digit number commencing with '4', with the last digit a check number. The 49 Clyde-built units were renumbered in sequence with DC 1551 becoming DC 4006 and DC 1599 becoming DC 4536, though only the first 31 (up to DC 1581) had entered service by that time. The remaining Clyde builds received TMS numbers through to 4876 as they entered the rebuilding, while DC 1582–1589 entered service with their original 15xx series numbers on the headlight number boards and the later 40xx TMS numbers on the long hood.
Initially the Hutt-built units retained their DA-sequence TMS numbers, as the Railways considered them to be DA locomotives as they retained the 12-567 engine. Eventually this decision was changed and they became DC 4916-DC 4951, with 4882 and 4899 not used to keep them in a separate number sub-series.
The class were delivered in the International Orange or "Fruit Salad" livery – orange/red, grey, and yellow with large white numbers on the long hood – which was the standard livery for NZ Railways until the late 1980s. The class has since collectively worn almost every other single livery introduced since then, although some examples still wear the original Fruit Salad livery in service today. Liveries worn by the class are:
- International Orange (Fruit Salad) - The livery as introduced. DCs 4409, 4277 and 4876 still wear this livery in service as of 2014[update]; DC 4409 is notable as having received a large touch-up of its paint job in this scheme in 2012.
- Flying Tomato - A variation of Fruit Salad, where orange was substituted for the grey. Some locomotives which received this paint scheme were later painted back in Fruit Salad. No DCs still wear this livery.
- NZ Rail Blue - The DC class were the first to debut this livery in 1988, with the orange replaced by a mid-blue and either "NZ Rail" or "New Zealand Railways" on the long hood with numbers painted on the cab sides. Later in the Tranz Rail era, some locomotives received Cato Blue sticker patches over the long hood lettering with the Tranz Rail logo attached. No in-service DCs wear this livery, although DC 4231 and DC 4352 are stored at Hutt Workshops in the Tranz Rail patched version of this livery.
- Cato Blue - A variation of NZ Rail Blue upon the launch of "Tranz Rail" in late 1995, where a sky-blue colour (Cato Blue) replaced the mid-blue and the Tranz Rail "winged" logo was placed on the long hood. Later the rights to Cato Blue were sold to Tranz Scenic 2001, and a number of their DCPs received repaints in the livery but with the Tranz Scenic logo in place of the Tranz Rail logo. A number of DCs still wear the Tranz Rail example of this livery.
- Bumble Bee - DC 4323 was the first locomotive to wear this livery, which consisted of the long hood being black, with the hood end, short hood and cab painted yellow. The first two DCs wore the Tranz Rail winged logo on the long hood Later locomotives instead had block "TR" letters in yellow on the long hood. A number of DCs still wear this livery.
- MAXX Blue - A variation of Bumble Bee with dark blue on the long hood (with MAXX logo displayed), although with black long hood top and without the extended yellow rear area on the long hood. DC 4444 has a variation where large numerals similar to the Fruit Salad livery are displayed on the long hood in the place of the MAXX logo, and nothing on the cab sides. The livery was for locomotives leased to ARTA to operate suburban services in Auckland.
- Toll Green (Corncob) - A variation of Bumble Bee where Toll Green was substituted for the black, a lemon yellow replaced the former yellow colour used and the Toll Logo displayed on the long hood in addition to Toll logos on each end of the loco with three green whisker stripes. Later after Toll sold their stake in the railways in 2008, KiwiRail patch stickers were placed over the Toll logos. DCP 4830 is the last DC to wear this livery in service.
- KiwiRail Phase 1 (KiwiFruit) - The first introduced KiwiRail livery, with DC 4260 being the only example to receive it.
- KiwiRail Phase 2 (KiwiRail Bold) - The revised livery, which is now the most common livery on the class.
In addition, DC 4093 wore a special one-off "Kiwi Lager" livery to go with the Kiwi Lager Ski train, and DC 4346 was one of two locomotives to wear a brown with yellow ends "Tasman Forestry" livery.
The DCP sub-class was established in 2002 to differentiate locomotives owned by Tranz Scenic 2001 Ltd from those owned by Tranz Rail Ltd. The DCP classification was retained on these locomotives after the purchase of Tranz Scenic 2001 by Toll NZ, and continues to be used by KiwiRail. Further units have since received the classification, though it now refers to those DC locomotives that have been fitted with bogie retention wire ropes to stop the bogies falling off in derailments, rather than locomotives dedicated to passenger workings.
In May, 1988, trials were carried out using GE's BrightStar control system on DC 4588 and DC 4939, which were unsuccessful. In November 1988, DC 4588 was fitted with the locally developed DC Micro wheelslip system, similar to the system then used on Massey-Fergusson tractors. The system substantially enhanced traction on the bogies, maximising traction potential. DC 4939 followed in December 1988 and was also a success. Over the next 10 years, 64 DC locomotives had DC Micro fitted.
Locolog and Tranzlog
Locolog was an event recorder system similar to a black box on aircraft. It was trialed successfully in 1986 on DC 4070 and DC 4778 before being fitted to all other main-line locomotives. It has since been supplanted by the locally-produced Tranzlog system, with both systems having provided significant material to assist in accident investigations.
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As of October 2014[update], 26 units have been withdrawn from service. DCs 4006, 4087, 4202, 4657, 4686, 4703, 4749, 4778 and 4824 were all withdrawn as a result of accidents, while DCs 4029, 4064, 4070, 4127, 4133, 4162, 4179, 4225, 4231, 4283, 4398, 4507, 4542, 4565, 4640 and 4784 were withdrawn on account of being surplus to requirements or poor mechanical condition. DC 4496 was taken out of service for an experimental rebuild that was later cancelled.
DCs 4029, 4070, 4133, 4225, 4231, 4352, 4398, 4507, 4542, 4640 and 4784 are in outside storage. 4029, 4352, 4398, 4507, 4640 and 4874 are being used for spare parts. The other units have all been scrapped. DCs 4041, 4110, 4248, 4254, 4323, 4369, 4381, 4444, 4594, 4732, 4876, 4916, 4922, 4939, 4951 and DCPs 4818 and 4945 were withdrawn in the late 1990s or early 2000s, but have since returned to service. 10 DCs and 1 DCP were returned to service for the push/pull suburban trains in Auckland, with SA and SD carriages from Britain. DCs 4133 and 4784 were withdrawn in February 2014 and October 2013 respectively, and were returned to service after the DL class was sidelined in March 2014. The locomotives were withdrawn again in June 2014 and are now stored at Hutt Workshops. DCs 4064 and 4283 awaits to arrive at Hutt.
The final withdrawn locomotive, DC 4588, was shipped to Tasmania (along with QR class locomotives) in December 1998 for use on TasRail, then part-owned by Tranz Rail and its parent Wisconsin Central through the Australian Transport Network. The locomotive was purchased outright by TasRail after an initial period used lease, but was placed into storage in October 2002 after suffering an engine problem and was sold for scrap in 2011.
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The electrification of the Auckland suburban network will see the Auckland Transport locomotives replaced by 57 three-car EMUs owned by Auckland Transport from 2014 onwards, while the announcement in June 2011 of the purchase of a further 20 DL class locomotives (since delivered and in service) the statement that they will replace existing locomotives on a one-for-two basis. With the DC class being both the most numerous and oldest in service they would seem the most likely to see a reduction in operating numbers,[original research?] which has already commenced with the units now being stored at Hutt. However it can be expected that a number of locomotives will be retained to meet continuing requirements.
|Key:||In service||Out of service||Auckland Transport service||Preserved||Overhaul/Repair||Scrapped|
|TMS number||Original number[n 1]||Rebuilt from (DA)||Introduced[n 2]||Withdrawn||Current livery[n 3]||Allocated||Notes|
|DC 4006||Dc 1551||Da 1525||March 1978||August 1999||International Orange||North Island||Withdrawn and scrapped after accident at Westmere (north of Wanganui).|
|DC 4012||Dc 1552||Da 1532||March 1978||KiwiRail||North Island||Appeared in Railfreight television commercial as DC 1552|
|DC 4029||DC 1553||DA 1533||April 1978||February 2014||International Orange||South Island||Laid up due to body corrosion. Stored at Hutt Workshops as a source of parts.|
|DC 4035||DC 1554||DA 1501||April 1978||MAXX Blue||North Island||Named Jo|
|DC 4041||DC 1555||DA 1507||May 1978||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DC 4058||DC 1556||DA 1504||July 1978||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DC 4064||DC 1557||DA 1512||July 1978||October 2014||International Orange||North Island||Stored at Hutt Workshops.|
|DC 4070||DC 1558||DA 1514||August 1978||August 2014||International Orange||North Island||Stored at Hutt Workshops.|
|DC 4087||DC 1559||DA 1515||August 1978||July 1992||Flying Tomato||North Island||Derailed at Ngaruawahia in June 1992. Scrapped.|
|DC 4093||DC 1560||DA 1523||September 1978||MAXX Blue||North Island||Former KiwiLager livery 1987 – 1992.|
|DC 4104||DC 1561||DA 1520||October 1978||KiwiRail||North Island||Second DC to receive KiwiRail livery. First to receive Phase 2.|
|DC 4110||DC 1562||DA 1509||September 1978||Tranz Rail Blue||South Island|
|DC 4127||DC 1563||DA 1521||December 1978||November 1999||International Orange||North Island||Scrapped.|
|DC 4133||DC 1564||DA 1519||October 1978||June 2014||International Orange||South Island||Withdrawn due to general condition. Stored at Hutt Workshops.|
|DC 4156||DC 1565||DA 1513||October 1978||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DC 4162||DC 1566||DA 1478||November 1978||May 2001||Tranz Rail Blue||North Island||Withdrawn after electrical fire. Scrapped.|
|DC 4179||DC 1567||DA 1511||December 1978||March 2003||International Orange||North Island||Withdrawn due to body condition. Scrapped.|
|DC 4185||DC 1568||DA 1500||December 1978||Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble-Bee")||North Island|
|DC 4191||DC 1569||DA 1508||December 1978||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DC 4202||DC 1570||DA 1535||April 1979||October 1999||Tranz Rail Blue||South Island||Written off after head-on collision at Waipahi, Otago on 20 October 1999. Scrapped.|
|DC 4219||DC 1571||DA 1527||February 1979||Tranz Rail Blue||North Island|
|DC 4225||DC 1572||DA 1506||February 1979||May 2014||International Orange||North Island||Stored at Hutt Workshops.|
|DC 4231||DC 1573||DA 1529||April 1979||March 2014||Tranz Rail Blue||North Island||Nicknamed Chop Suey. Withdrawn due to engine condition. Stored at Hutt Workshops.|
|DC 4248||DC 1574||DA 1502||March 1979||MAXX Blue||North Island|
|DC 4254||DC 1575||DA 1455||February 1979||MAXX Blue||North Island||Named Elena.|
|DC 4260||DC 1576||DA 1531||May 1979||KiwiRail Phase 1||North Island||First DC to receive KiwiRail livery. Only DC to receive Phase 1.|
|DCP 4277||DC 1577||DA 1483||May 1979||International Orange||South Island|
|DC 4283||DC 1578||DA 1493||May 1979||December 2014||Tranz Rail Blue||North Island||Stored at Hutt Workshops.|
|DC 4300||DC 1579||DA 1518||June 1979||Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble-Bee")||North Island|
|DC 4317||DC 1580||DA 1470||Jul 1979||Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble-Bee")||North Island|
|DC 4323||DC 1581||DA 1490||May 1979||KiwiRail||North Island||First DC to receive Black ("Bumble-Bee") livery.|
|DC 4346||DC 1582[n 4]||DA 1536||September 1979||KiwiRail||North Island||Tasman Forestry livery 1991 – 1994.|
|DC 4352||DC 1583[n 4]||DA 1528||August 1979||June 2014||Tranz Rail Blue||North Island||Stored at Hutt Workshops as a source of parts.|
|DC 4369||DC 1584[n 4]||DA 1510||October 1979||MAXX Blue||North Island|
|DC 4375||DC 1585[n 4]||DA 1540||September 1979||MAXX Blue||North Island||Named Catherine|
|DC 4381||DC 1586[n 4]||DA 1544||August 1979||MAXX Blue||North Island||Named The Fat Girl.|
|DC 4398||DC 1587[n 4]||DA 1542||October 1979||July 2014||Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble-Bee")||South Island||Stored at Hutt Workshops as a source of parts.|
|DC 4409||DC 1588[n 4]||DA 1543||September 1979||International Orange||South Island|
|DC 4415||DC 1589[n 4]||DA 1530||September 1979||MAXX Blue||North Island||Named Gwendoline|
|DC 4421||DC 1590[n 4]||DA 1441||October 1979||Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble-Bee")||South Island||Has a KiwiRail sticker on the nose and tail, and a different font for cabside numbers|
|DC 4438||DC 1591[n 4]||DA 1503||November 1979||Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble-Bee")||South Island|
|DC 4444||DC 1592[n 4]||DA 1526||November 1979||MAXX Blue||North Island||Former technology test train, non-standard livery.[n 5] Named Elena T.|
|DCP 4450||DC 1593[n 4]||DA 1458||December 1979||KiwiRail||South Island|
|DC 4467||DC 1594[n 4]||DA 1541||December 1979||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DC 4473||DC 1595[n 4]||DA 1497||March 1980||Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble-Bee")||South Island|
|DC 4496||DC 1596[n 4]||DA 1534||March 1980||November 1999||Tranz Rail Blue||North Island||Withdrawn after main generator failure. Scrapped.|
|DC 4507||DC 1597[n 4]||DA 1545||April 1980||January 2013||Tranz Rail Blue||North Island||Damaged in level crossing accident at Woodville in November 2012. Withdrawn in January 2013. Stored at Hutt Workshops.|
|DCP 4513||DC 1598[n 4]||DA 1446||April 1980||KiwiRail||South Island|
|DC 4536||DC 1599[n 4]||DA 1505||July 1980||MAXX Blue||North Island|
|DC 4542||DA 1537||July 1980||November 2013||Tranz Rail Blue||South Island||Withdrawn due to general condition.|
|DCP 4559||DA 1539||May 1980||KiwiRail||South Island|
|DC 4565||DA 1464||July 1980||December 2014||Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble-Bee")||North Island|
|DC 4571||DA 1522||July 1980||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DC 4588||DA 1489||August 1980||December 1998||Tranz Rail Blue||North Island||Shipped to Tasmania in December 1998, later sold to TasRail. Scrapped in 2011.|
|DC 4594||DA 1538||September 1980||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DCP 4605||DA 1524||September 1980||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DCP 4611||DA 1498||September 1980||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DCP 4628||DA 1491||November 1980||KiwiRail||South Island|
|DCP 4634||DA 1474||December 1980||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DC 4640||DA 1466||December 1980||June 2013||Tranz Rail Blue||South Island||Withdrawn from service on 25 June 2013 due to main generator failure. Stored at Hutt Workshops as a source of parts.|
|DC 4657||DA 1477||December 1980||July 2002||Tranz Rail Blue||North Island||Scrapped following heavy damage sustained in fatal derailment at Te Wera in July 2002.|
|DCP 4663||DA 1488||December 1980||MAXX Blue||North Island|
|DC 4686||DA 1465||December 1980||January 2002||International Orange||South Island||Scrapped after derailing into the Rangitata River due to a washout on 4 January 2002.|
|DC 4692||DA 1480||March 1981||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DC 4703||DA 1472||February 1981||March 1992||International Orange||South Island||Withdrawn after derailment at Hornby in March 1992.|
|DC 4726||DA 1494||April 1981||KiwiRail||South Island|
|DC 4732||DA 1499||March 1981||MAXX Blue||North Island||At Hutt Workshops following a derailment at Westfield on 2 March 2014.[not in citation given]|
|DC 4749||DA 1495||March 1981||July 2000||Tranz Rail Blue||North Island||Derailed at Edgecumbe on 2 March 1987 by an earthquake. Derailed at Te Maunga in July 2000 due to train control error, resulting in the train entering junction turn at excessive speed.|
|DCP 4755||DA 1496||February 1981||Tranz Rail Blue||South Island|
|DCP 4761||DA 1469||November 1981||KiwiRail||South Island|
|DC 4778||DA 1487||November 1982||March 1992||International Orange||South Island||Withdrawn after derailment at Hornby in March 1992|
|DC 4784||DA 1476||December 1982||June 2014||Tranz Rail Blue||South Island||Withdrawn due to general condition. Stored at Hutt Workshops as a source of parts.|
|DC 4790||DA 1482||February 1983||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DCP 4801||DA 1484||March 1983||KiwiRail||South Island|
|DCP 4818||DA 1481||April 1983||KiwiRail||North Island|
|DC 4824||DA 1486||June 1983||January 2001||International Orange||South Island||Written-off after level crossing collision while hauling the Southerner 8 January 2001.|
|DCP 4830||DA 1516||July 1983||Toll Rail ("Corn Cob")||North Island|
|DC 4847||DA 1475||August 1983||Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble-Bee")||South Island|
|DC 4853||DA 1485||September 1983||Tranz Rail Black ("Bumble-Bee")||South Island|
|DC 4876||DA 1492||November 1983||International Orange||South Island|
|DC 4916||DA 1453||August 1980||MAXX Blue||North Island|
|DC 4922||DA 1479||December 1980||MAXX Blue||North Island|
|DC 4939||DA 1457||March 1981||MAXX Blue||North Island|
|DCP 4945||DA 1456||August 1981||MAXX Blue||North Island|
|DC 4951||DA 1459||December 1981||MAXX Blue||North Island|
- Not all DC class received the original numbers, as TMS was introduced in 1980, halfway during the rebuilding.
- Introduction dates are from when the locomotive first ran as a DC class locomotive, not New Zealand DA class locomotive.
- Livery is from latest information posted on New Zealand Railtrack.
- 1582 to 1599 were allocated to these units but not displayed on the locomotives, which were delivered to New Zealand with new TMS numbers already applied.
- Locomotive number displayed on long hood in place of MAXX, instead of on the cab.
In popular culture
- In the 1981 film Goodbye Pork Pie, DC 1582 (later DC 4346) hauls a down (westbound) Midland Line freight train including the box wagon in which Gerry, John, and the yellow Mini were hiding.
- In the penulimate scene of the 1982 film Smash Palace, DC 4202 hauls an up (northbound) North Island Main Trunk freight train, which appears to be about to crash into a Model T Ford containing Al Shaw and policeman Ray Foley, but at the last second the train enters the crossing loop, missing them.
- DC 4790 made two appearances in Yogi Bear: The Movie.
- "Media Release: Bus and Train Upgrades Announced". Retrieved 9 May 2011.
- New Zealand Railfan magazine, September 2003
- "Rail Tasmania – DC class". Retrieved 22 August 2011.
- "New Zealand RailTrack". Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- "Withdrawn locomotives -- Official Information Act request to KiwiRail". FYI.org.nz. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- "Rail Reports". TAIC. 8 December 2011.
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