New South Wales 82 class locomotive
|New South Wales 82 class|
82 class locomotive in Sydney in 2007
In 1992 a fleet of 55 EMD JT42C locomotives was ordered from Clyde Engineering, this was later increased to 58. The design was based on the prototype locomotive GML10 built by Clyde Engineering, Kelso in 1990. They have two cabs, built in a hood style. They were originally to be built at Kelso, but a lack of capacity saw Clyde Engineering lease Australian National Industries' Braemar plant.
Early artists' impressions showed them numbered as the 94 class. The first two were originally numbered 9401 and 9402 but renumbered 8201 and 8202 before leaving the factory.
On 5 June 2014, 8221 caught fire near Awaba while running as the fourth locomotive on a loaded ER64 coal service. The locomotive was subsequently hauled to EDI Cardiff where examination was undertaken to determine the cause of the fire, ultimately being attributed to a fuel leak. Having suffered substantial damage, the locomotive remained stored at Cardiff for some time before being progressively stripped, and eventually scrapped, in October 2016.
The 82 class are being progressively repainted to Pacific National livery, commencing with 8202 in August 2016. The balance of the fleet are in Freightcorp livery, with Pacific National decals.
82 class are mostly allocated to Pacific National's Coal divisions operating in New South Wales but also previously operating in, South Australia on Leigh Creek line Telford Cut to Northern Power Station, Port Augusta coal services.
- "New loco contract signed" Railway Digest August 1992 page 289
- Oberg, Leon (2007). Locomotives of Australia: 1850s - 2007. Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 411, 418. ISBN 1-877058-54-8.
- "The 82 class locomotives of NSW" Railway Digest October 1999 page 18
- "Clyde Set to Lease Mittagong Factory" Railway Digest June 1993 page 221
- 82 Class Railpage
- 82 Class Vicsig
- ATSB (31 October 2014). "ATSB Transport Safety Report Rail Occurrence Investigation RO-2014-010" (PDF). Retrieved 16 January 2018.